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  • Microsoft Reactor
  • 2020-03-07 9:00 to 2020-03-08 16:00

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Microsoft Reactor

2020-03-07 9:00 to 2020-03-08 16:00
March 7, 2020


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Microsoft Reactor

2020-03-07 9:00 to 2020-03-08 16:00
March 7, 2020


Welcome to Project:Hack 5! Following on from the huge success of our four previous Hackathons, we are back! With up to 100 people working on some cutting edge project related data challenges, together we can help to change an industry…CLICK HERE to book your place now.

The Proposition 

Only around 50% of projects are completed on time and slightly more are delivered within the original budget. This situation has hardly changed in nearly a decade. It is a challenge which is ideally suited to advanced data analytics methods and we would be delighted if you could join us to help shape a new future. A future that has the potential to save society hundreds of billions and transform how projects are managed. Although data analytics are gaining traction across the board, the project management profession is a relatively late adopter and you have an opportunity to change it.

If you are free on 7-8th March 2020 and have a passion for solving problems then please join us for a hackathon that will ignite the professional imagination, inspire and demonstrate what can be achieved through the use of advanced data analytics. 


Challenges this time will centre around health and safety in project delivery. In response to feedback from Project:Hack4 we are creating a wider range of challenges planned to suit different skillsets and levels of expertise (masterclasses will be based around these). Challenges have been set by the Health & Safety Executive, Sir Robert McAlpine, A14, Kier and Projecting Success. Plus we offer £1,000 worth of prizes to really get your competitive juices flowing!


On day 1 we will be running 5 masterclasses from industry experts, based around the challenges set. They will target some of the key skills in project delivery including automation, visualisation, programming and Azure, tailored to suit a range of skills and expertise.

Here’s what happened last year:

The Event:

When:             09:00-16:00 on 7-8th March 2020, with beers afterwards on the Saturday night

Where:            Microsoft Reactor, London. Breakfast and lunch will be provided

How many:      Capacity for 100 people

Teams:            Teams of around 6 people will form before and during the event.

Skills:               We’ll need a mix of business analysis, professional project delivery experience and data science/analytics skills (from python, PowerBI/visualisation, graph databases through to machine learning). We have challenges suitable for beginners and students, through to those with a much more advanced level of expertise.

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Let’s get started!

We’ll start the day by introducing the challenges and the data sets. You’ll then have the opportunity to pitch your idea to the crowd to invite team members, or join a team whose idea you want to work on. You’ll then spend two days developing the concepts, interrogating the data, building proof of concepts and delivering a solid pitch to support it. Finally, you’ll get the opportunity to present to industry experts who will judge your proposal. Not only will you have the kudos associated with shaping the future of project management, but we also some amazing prizes to award.

There will be on-ground support. Data scientists, PowerBI experts and subject matter experts will help you with technical queries and mentors will guide you towards the perfect pitch.

It promises to be a great couple of days will be had with food, drinks, ideas and bucket loads of fun. The only requirement is to come with a lot of bright ideas and enthusiasm!


What do I need to bring to the event?

Your laptop, access to any software that you are likely to need and bucket loads of enthusiasm.

How will my ideas be managed?

Your ideas belong to you. Its your intellectual property.

How will my personal data be used?

Purely for the administration of this event, future events and any agreed follow up actions. It will not be used for any other purposes.