What is the DataJam Pasos Libres like?
The DataJam Pasos Libres is an 8-day online competition in which 150 participants
from all over Colombia and the world will develop solutions based on data and
data use cases to identify human trafficking patterns, networks and hotspots.
Participating teams will have access to expert mentoring and IBM technologies
that will enhance their ability to overcome the proposed challenge.
The competition will start on Friday, August 28th and end on Friday, September 4th. The agenda includes talks, workshops and mentoring.
What tools do I need to compete?
Each participant must have a computer with the requirements (hardware and software) they consider necessary plus Internet access. The organizers of the event will provide access to IBM technologies, digital tools for collaborative work, and communication, as well as the data sets necessary for the development of the competition. Participants will be able to collect, create and use their own data sets and any other tool or material they consider necessary.
Who can participate?
Undergraduate, graduate, technicians and professionals with knowledge in the development of technological solutions, data analysis, design, marketing, business and finance, as well as human trafficking, human rights, crime prevention, justice, care to victims, among other related areas. The undergraduate students must be studying at least the year or semester that represents 60% of their career All participants must be over 18 years old.
Are there prizes?
Of course! The team that occupies the first place will get $ 4,000,000 (COP)
in cash plus 1-year Platzi Expert Plans for each of the team members. Second
and third place will receive Platzi Basic Plans for one month.
All participants will obtain a certificate of participation.
*The cash and in-kind prizes apply only to participants in Latin America.
How do I register?
You can register your team by completing the registration form on this website. To register,
you must form an interdisciplinary work team, with a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of
five (5) members. Each team must have at least one data scientist, programmer or developer.
The DataJam Pasos Libres' organizers will accept 150 participants (between 30 and 37 teams). The teams selected to participate will be announced on Sunday, August 23.
Is the registration free?
Yes. Registration is free. However, remember that places are limited. If your team is selected, their commitment will be to actively participate during the eight days of the competition and develop an innovative solution that helps stop human trafficking using the power of data.
Do you have more questions?
Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org