20 tech-savvy teams. One revolutionary problem. 24 hours to solve it.

 

 

For more than 80 years, ATD has been an industry leader at the forefront of

innovation and is continually looking for applied machine-learning that can

help disrupt business as usual.Reinvent the Wheel 2.0 is an opportunity

for talented participants to practice rigorous problem solving, work

collaboratively in teams, and gain hands-on experience to create

next-generation machine learning and optimization models.

 

It’s an opportunity to contribute to reinventing an industry,

show off your skills, network with some of the sharpest data

science minds and win some great prizes (including $5,000 in cash

to the winning teams, development  credits and much more).

Are you ready to #ReinventTheWheel?  Register Here

American Tire Distributors (ATD) is excited to host our second 24-hour data hackathon, Reinvent the Wheel 2.0 at Norfolk Hall in Charlotte, NC on March 20-21, 2020. This is an opportunity to revolutionize the automotive industry at one of the largestdata hackathons in the southeast.

Why #ReinventTheWheel?

 

By choosing to #ReinventTheWheel at our 24-hour data hackathon, you will:

 

  • Solve real business problems impacting the global automotive supply chain;

  • Connect and network with experts in the data science field;

  • Make friends and have a blast at fun events (including a bar crawl afterparty

  • Win great prizes (including $5,000 in cash to the winning teams, hardware giveaways and more); and

  • Get free meals, registration and discounted hotel accommodations (think popcorn machines, popsicle carts, coffee to your hacking heart’s content…)

​Checkout the highlights from our event last year!

2019 Hackathon Highlights

The Challenge
 

In just 24-hours, 20 teams of maximum of 5 participants each, will be tasked to solve a real-world problem, with real data, and deliver an actionable solution that will focus on sustainability and how data science can help reduce CO2 emissions through better logistics.

 

Teams will face mini-challenges throughout the hackathon to gain power-ups and extra support to boost your chances of winning, such as:

 

  • Extra support with an ATD data scientist;

  • 30-minutes of presentation support;

  • A 30-minute session with a massage therapist to loosen up muscles;

  • A power-up package (Red Bull and facemasks do wonders at 2am!);

  • Hardware giveaways and more.

 

In addition, you’ll have access to tire and data science experts throughout the competition in case you need backup.

 

At the 24-hour mark, you’ll give our judges a model of your solution, along with a 5–10 page “pitch” of why your solution should win (a snazzy PowerPoint presentation should do).

 

Solutions will be judged according to:

 

  • the quality and accuracy of the model;

  • the clarity of storytelling; and

  • the quality of the visualization/pitch deck.

 

The judges will select the top five teams to show off their solutions in a five-minute presentation during the awards ceremony. Stay tuned as we’ll be announcing who the judges are.

Participation Information

WHO: College students, young professionals, established data scientists and experienced developers from across the country

WHAT: Reinvent the Wheel 2.0 will focus on sustainability and how data science plays a critical role in reducing the environmental impact of a global automotive supply chain

WHEN: March 20 – 21, 2020

WHERE: Norfolk Hall, 2905 Griffith St, Charlotte, NC

Registration is free! Availability is limited to 20 teams and the deadline to sign up is January 17, 2020.

Sign up now for an opportunity to #ReinventTheWheel. Once the registration is closed, all teams will go through a vetting process. The final participating teams will be selected and notified by February 3, 2020.

All participants (current students, young professionals, established data scientists and experienced developers) are welcome – though you’ll need skills in coding (R/Python), data visualization and basic data science knowledge in order to complete the challenge!

ACCOMODATION: We will have hotel blocks at a discounted rate. The name of the hotel and discount code will be shared with the participants once they are confirmed to attend the event.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation between the hackathon venue and discounted hotel will be provided.

REIMBURSEMENT: Each participant attending the event will get $100 gift card to cover for the accommodations.

 

20 tech-savvy teams. One revolutionary problem. 24 hours to solve it.

Overview

Are you ready to #ReinventTheWheel? 

Register Here

American Tire Distributors (ATD) is excited to host our second 24-hour data hackathon, Reinvent the Wheel 2.0, at Norfolk Hall in Charlotte, NC on March 20-21, 2020. This is an opportunity to revolutionize the automotive industry at one of the largest data hackathons in the southeast.

 

For more than 80 years, ATD has been an industry leader at the forefront of innovation and is continually looking for applied machine-learning that can help disrupt business as usual. Reinvent the Wheel 2.0 is an opportunity for talented participants to practice rigorous problem solving, work collaboratively in teams, and gain hands-on experience to create next-generation machine learning and optimization models.

 

It’s an opportunity to contribute to reinventing an industry,  show off your skills, network with some of the sharpest data science minds and win some great prizes (including $5,000 in cash to the winning teams, development  credits and much more).

Important Reinvent the Wheel Update

We know that health and well-being are top of mind for many as a result of the quickly evolving health risk associated with the coronavirus. It’s with an abundance of caution that we’ve decided to postpone our Reinvent the Wheel 2.0 Data Hackathon.

We’re taking this precautionary measure for the safety and health of our hackathon participants, associates, guests, partners, and our local Charlotte community.

The Reinvent the Wheel team is hard at work exploring alternative solutions for a future hackathon.

 

Questions? Reach out to info@reinvent-the-wheel.com.

Why #ReinventTheWheel?

 

By choosing to #ReinventTheWheel at our 24-hour data hackathon, you will:

 

  • Solve real business problems impacting the global automotive supply chain;

  • Connect and network with experts in the data science field;

  • Make friends and have a blast at fun events (including a bar crawl afterparty)

  • Win great prizes (including $5,000 in cash to the winning teams, hardware giveaways and more); and

  • Get free meals, registration and discounted hotel accommodations (think popcorn machines, popsicle carts, coffee to your hacking heart’s content…)

Checkout the highlights and photos from our event last year!

The Challenge
 

In just 24-hours, 20 teams of maximum of 6 participants each, will be tasked to solve a real-world problem, with real data, and deliver an actionable solution that will focus on sustainability and how data science can help reduce CO2 emissions through better logistics.

 

Teams will face mini-challenges throughout the hackathon to gain power-ups and extra support to boost your chances of winning, such as:

 

  • Extra support with an ATD data scientist;

  • 30-minutes of presentation support;

  • A 30-minute session with a massage therapist to loosen up muscles;

  • A power-up package (Red Bull and facemasks do wonders at 2am!);

  • Hardware giveaways and more.

 

In addition, you’ll have access to tire and data science experts throughout the competition in

case you need backup.

 

At the 24-hour mark, you’ll give our judges a model of your solution, along with a 5–10 page

“pitch” of why your solution should win (a snazzy PowerPoint presentation should do).

 

Solutions will be judged according to:

 

  • the quality and accuracy of the model;

  • the clarity of storytelling; and

  • the quality of the visualization/pitch deck.

 

The judges will select the top five teams to show off their solutions in a five-minute presentation during the awards ceremony. Stay tuned as we’ll be announcing who the judges are.

The Challenge

Participation Information

WHO: College students, young professionals, established data scientists and experienced developers from across the country

WHAT: Reinvent the Wheel 2.0 will focus on sustainability and how data science plays a critical role in reducing the environmental impact of a global automotive supply chain

WHEN: March 20 - 21, 2020

WHERE: Norfolk Hall, 2905 Griffith St, Charlotte, NC

 

Registration is free! Availability is limited to 20 teams and the deadline to sign up is January 24, 2020.  Sign up now for an opportunity to #ReinventTheWheel. Once the registration is closed, all teams will go through a vetting process. The final participating teams will be selected and notified before February 3, 2020. Register Here

All participants (current students, young professionals, established data scientists and experienced developers) are welcome – though you’ll need skills in coding (R/Python), data visualization and basic data science knowledge in order to complete the challenge!

ACCOMODATION: We will have hotel blocks at a discounted rate for Saturday night. The name of the hotel and discount code will be shared with the participants once they are confirmed to attend the event.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation between the hackathon venue and discounted hotel will be provided.

REIMBURSEMENT: Each out of town participant attending the event will get $100 gift card to cover for the hackathon related expenses.

Agenda

See the  #ReinventTheWheel's agenda below!

March 20:

4 pm:  Participant Check-In & Setup

5 pm:  Opening Ceremony & Problem Revelation

For the next 24 hours - CODING!! 

March 21:

5 pm:   Final Projects Handed to the Judges

5  - 7 pm:  Transport to Hotel, Break Time to Freshen Up!

6:30  - 9:30 pm:  Dinner, Award Ceremony & Goodbyes

9 pm - ?:  Bar Crawl & Afterparty!!!

Judges

Stuart Schuette
President & CEO,
ATD
Tim Eisenmann
Chief Analytics Officer, ATD
Bill Caldwell
Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing at Continental Tire
Mark Ferguson
Chair of Department of Management Science, University of South Carolina
Earl Gay
Customer Engineer,
Google Cloud
Dr. Monica Johar
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, Belk College of Business, UNCC
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For questions regarding #ReinventTheWheel, participant inquiries or
partnership information, please reach out to info@reinvent-the-wheel.com

 

For any additional questions on #ReinventTheWheel or the hackathon, please contact:

Siddharth Jain | Data Scientist, ATD | sjain@atd-us.com

 

For media inquiries, please contact media@atd-us.com

2019 Hackathon Highlights
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WHO IS ATD?

 

American Tire Distributors (ATD) is North America’s premier automotive solutions provider, harnessing data-driven solutions and innovative technology to connect world-class manufacturers with customers throughout North America.

 

For more than 80 years, ATD associates have remained focused on a core mission driven by shared values and a commitment to helping our manufacturing partners and customers stay connected to the road ahead.

 

ATD is excited to sponsor #ReinventTheWheel as part of an ongoing transformation to help
our customers thrive and drive into the future.

Learn more about ATD at www.atd-us.com   

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