Preceding the 3rd Joint International BBDC and ScaDS Summer School for Big Data, we held a Big Data hackathon from August 19th-20th in Munich. The hackathon attracted a diverse crowd of people from around the world from academia and companies and in particular computer science master students. The participants had a two days hackathon about building complex real-time data analytics pipelines based on open-source cluster-computing frameworks (i.e., Apache Flink and Apache Spark). The hackathon attendance was free and food and drinks was provided in abundance.
In the open coding session, the participants implemented their ideas using the frameworks. The participants got a short introduction and sample programs in the frameworks. The challenge was to pick one or more real-time data sources, either provided by the samples or self chosen and optionally historical data sources and build real-time analytics, which improve strategic planning or decision making.
Prizes were given to the groups with the best ideas, implementations, and demonstrations!