Apr 26, 2022 - Company announcement

Students analyze data from a virtual motor race

Big Data Hackathon at Consist

IT service provider Consist Software Solutions is organizing a Big Data Hackathon for students on May 5/6, 2022. They will be analyzing the telemetric data from the racing game Forza Horizon 5 using the data analytics platform Splunk.

Kiel – During the night from May 5, 2022 to May 6, 2022, the Big Data Hackathon will be held in the company building of Consist Software Solutions in Kiel in cooperation with Kiel University of Applied Sciences. Participants will be tasked with analyzing and evaluating the telemetric data from the virtual racing game Forza Horizon 5 using Splunk, and presenting the results in clear dashboards. Splunk is a platform for central log management, monitoring and reporting and is based on Big Data technology.

Experts from Consist will be supervising the participants during the hackathon. The company is also providing the venue and catering. The use case was developed jointly beforehand by staff from Consist and Kiel University of Applied Sciences. You can find out more about the hackathon task on Kiel University of Applied Sciences’ events website.

The event is also incorporated into the interdisciplinary weeks at Kiel University of Applied Sciences.

Tried and tested event format

The Big Data Hackathon by Consist is an established event format which is taking place on a repeat basis. After a pandemic-related break, the event will be held in attendance again this year under 2G rules (for the vaccinated and recovered). It introduces students to the opportunities modern data analyses offers in a fun way and enables them to gain credit points which can be used in the studies at Kiel University of Applied Sciences. The hackathon is also open to participants from other universities.

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Isabel Braun

Isabel Braun

Corporate Communications

phone: +49 431 3993-629

e-mail: isabel.braun@consist.de