SAP, in conjunction with the Cabinet Office, is organising a Hackathon on Friday 27 November in London and are looking for two to three students from Oxford to participate.
The event is part of a Cabinet Office project looking at reducing fraud across two government departments – HMRC and DWP. Students from across the UK with a good technical or mathematical background will participate in the hackathons. The initial event will kick off at noon on Friday and continue through the night to 2pm on Saturday. SAP are providing accommodation in a nearby hotel. The Cabinet Office will provide the data structures for one of their repositories that holds around 8 million records.
For this exercise the students will take the data structures, gain some basic understanding of one of their systems called Hana Cloud Platform and build a concept that would enable the Cabinet Office to detect fraud more effectively using an analysis of household composition.
Winning teams will go through to a second event in February where the Cabinet Office will be asking them to build a technical demonstration.
For more information about how to participate please contact Martin Gollogly firstname.lastname@example.org who is organising the event.