The University of Florida (UF) is leading the effort to increase the visibility of Florida as a tech-forward state. Teaming up with IBM, the University is promoting a US-wide hackathon. The UF/IBM Hackathon will generate awareness around University of Florida’s AI technologies and the State of Florida’s innovation initiatives.
The University of Florida is seeking to engage national talent to develop novel solutions to climate change/environment-related problems, specifically those facing Florida, using IBM technology. Registrants are invited to participate on diverse teams and join the IBM Data Science Community. This is an opportunity for coders and non-coders who are not afraid to take risks, explore the unknown and find solutions to combat climate change. The UF/IBM Hackathon will provide a foundation of support by offering mentorship throughout the competition and giving access to courses in IBM’s AI technologies.
UF is tackling some of the toughest problems and in search of even tougher ones. UF invites hackers to make a greater difference, one felt not only by the citizens of Florida but also worldwide.
The University of Florida is a public land grant research university in Gainesville, Florida. Its mission is to prepare students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural, and societal benefit. Recognized as among the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report, UF is the only member of the Association of American Universities in Florida. The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida, is one of the most dynamic engineering Colleges in the nation and is the cornerstone of the University of Florida’s AI University initiative. The College of Engineering features the Center for Coastal Solutions, which leverages data scientists, biological experts, legal and engineering minds to improve Florida’s environment, economy and public health.