The event took place for the second time, this year in cooperation with the projects SPELL and PAIRS. PAIRS is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) within the framework of the "Innovation Competition Artificial Intelligence", which deals with AI-based crisis management. The project has a project duration of three years (01.06.2021 - 31.05.2024) and a funding volume of approximately €10 million.
Together, the present hacker teams competed "40h Challenges" around the topics of disaster management and supply chain resilience, with the chance to win prizes of up to 5000€. Furthermore, innovative ideas could be generated, implemented as well as expert roundtables could be used for a common exchange.
The SSE Hacker team is very proud to have won the second place. They presented a prototype for crisis management that predicts power outages based on the analysis of weather and Twitter data.