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May 24, 2021

Iguazio Announces ‘MLOps for Good’ Virtual Hackathon

May 24, 2021 — Iguazio, a Data Science Platform built for production, today announced its first ever global virtual hackathon, which is starting today and will take place until June 29th, 2021. With a mission to foster projects that can immediately impact real-world issues, Iguazio, partners Microsoft, MongoDB and sponsor Aztek seek individuals who want to bring data science to production to do good together. Teams can register to join the hackathon at

2020 has been a tough year. AI models that can tackle topics like improving healthcare, detecting fake news and making the web safer for children have the potential to create positive change in many areas, but unfortunately, bringing data science to production so that it can generate real-world impact is still a largely unsolved challenge. This hackathon calls out to data scientists, data engineers and MLOps practitioners who want to create real world impact now, by building not models but fully functional AI applications to generate immediate positive change.

Global challenges are defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and will serve as guidestars for the teams to focus on real-life social and environmental goals.

Submissions will be judged on solution innovation, commerciability & applicability, and ML operationalization / repeatability or the completeness of the functional ML pipeline, with additional points awarded for building real-time pipelines, creating the ability to retrain models, or incorporating multiple ML models.

The esteemed judging panel includes the following experts:

David Aronchick – Partner, Program Manager at Azure Innovations in the Office of the CTO, Microsoft

Orit Nissan-Messing – Co-Founder and VP Architecture, Iguazio

Greg Hayes – Data Science Director, Ecolab

Cecile Blilious – Head of Impact and Sustainability at Pitango Venture Capital

Nick Brown – Senior Data Scientist, IHS Markit

Anna Anisin – Founder, DataScience.Salon

Yaron Haviv – Co-Founder and CTO, Iguazio

Adi Hirschtein – VP Product, Iguazio

MLOps for Good Hackathon – Panel of Judges

Community partners include the Toronto ML Society, Data Talks Club, AICamp Community, AI Infrastructure Alliance, Data Science Salon, Machine & Deep Learning Israel, Data Science Initiative, Open Data Science Conference, SF Big Analytics and JerusML.

“We see so much potential for change in the world, especially in times of pandemic when a new reality creates a massive need for immediate positive impact,” said Asaf Somekh, Co-Founder and CEO of Iguazio. “The data science community has tremendous talent and new innovative ideas; we want to channel this innovation to create real-world impact and make a difference for good. We are grateful to our judges, community partners, data scientists and engineers who will join us in using MLOps for Good”.

In addition to the gratification of working together to build solutions that will create positive change, the best projects deemed by the judges will be rewarded with various prizes.

Participation guidelines, event details and link to registration can be found here. Winners will be announced on June 29th.

About Iguazio

The Iguazio Data Science Platform enables enterprises to develop, deploy and manage AI applications at scale. With Iguazio, enterprises can run AI models in real time, deploy them anywhere (multi-cloud, on-prem or edge), and bring to life their most ambitious AI-driven strategies. Enterprises spanning a wide range of verticals, including financial services, manufacturing, smart mobility, telecoms and ad-tech use Iguazio to solve the complexities of MLOps and create business impact through a multitude of real-time use cases such as fraud prevention, predictive maintenance and real-time recommendations. Iguazio brings data science to life. Find out more on

Source: Iguazio