Telelink Business Services supported Datathon 2019, organized by our partners Data Science Society. This is the fifth edition of the Data hackathon, which was held on April 12-14. The finals and the awarding ceremony took place on April 16, 2019.

Telelink provided a use case developed together with Denkstatt, Green Sofia, Vision for Sofia, Sofia Development Association, which focuses on the identification of different factors influencing the air pollution in Sofia and the correlations between the air pollutant sources and their intensity in different locations in the capital. The work on the use case continued the topic of the air quality challenges, which was addressed during the first Datathon 2018, when a model for the 24 hours forecast of the pollution was elaborated. This is the next step to a complete approach toward the social aspect for the air quality in Sofia based on analysis of various data.

More than 140 participants competed in the two-days contest. It was held both online and at four physical hubs worldwide –  at Richhill Business Center (Sofia), Bangalore (India), Jaipur (India) and Beirut (Lebanon). 

6 teams reached the finals, two from Lebanon and four from Bulgaria. The teams awarded with first and second place, worked on Telelink case. One of them got the award of the audience too.