SAS Hackathon has moved to Schooner

10/23/22 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Is it a game? Is it a Hack-a-thon? Come join us Sunday afternoon as we feature a SAS event that will test your programming, data visualization, exploratory data analysis prowess! New to SAS? No problem! This no pressure event will give you a quick peek into the capabilities of one the most powerful programming languages in existence!

Hackathon Data Files
    Hackathon Process Flow
    1. Introduce attendees to the Baykeeper Organization
    2. Create stronger partnerships between attendees and The Baykeeper
    3. Increase analytical and learning activities for attendees
    4. Introduce/utilize SAS online environment(s) to attendees
    5. Deliver hypothesis, code, and presentation of findings (data vizualizations) related to The Baykeeper

    Example Research Questions:
    ● What makes facilities more or less likely to have one or more violations?
    ● Are there facility archetypes predicting violations?
    ● Are there chemicals that are more or less likely to increase the likelihood of violations?

    General Process Flow
    Attendees are provided data sets, operational definitions, an online environment with access to SAS, and a brief description of the Baykeeper’s current research. Attendees are provided a physical space to work on the activities on Sunday, October 23, 2022, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.
    Deliverables are submitted by Monday, October 31, 2022, by midnight to and A SESUG review committee rates each deliverable based on creativity, possible impact, and overall eye appeal.
    Each measure is on a scale from 0 to 10 with 0 being the least and 10 being the highest score.

    Each team/person is scored by category and grand total.
    Creativity - Demonstrate originality, expressiveness, and imagination.
    Impact – Give an impression of importance related to research activities or calls for change?
    Eye Appeal – Code, how “readable” is the code? How well did the presentation of findings demonstrate the power of attracting or arousing interest in the topic?

    1. Attendees can work individually or as a team.
    2. Each group registers and submits contact information with a designated lead contact
    3. Deliverables must be submitted by Monday, October 31, 2022, by Midnight.
    4. Deliverable formats:
     a. Code must be submitted as a text file. i.e. .sas
     b. All other documents must be submitted as a PDF, PPTX, DOCX, or submitted so a computer can access the files without specilized software.
    5. Team members are not required to attend the closing session to be eligible for recognitions.
    6. Participants must be a SESUG attendee.
    7. Winners will be announced via social media.