I was not really very familiar with some new words like the artificial intelligence and despite that, I woke very early as I reserved my place to be present for the for 8 hours of "DeepHack - AI Hackathon organized by Facebook Developer Circle in Tunis" in partnership with Cogite Coworking Space and InstaDeep.
Tunisian youth coders start arriving within the hour and are ready for a long day to break the challenges with goals in their minds. Students, professionals and curious people like me were here do discover the adventure for the world of the AI Hackathon.
At the head of DeepHack - AI Hackathon
Faten Ghriss: Co-founder at Young Tunisian Coders Academy - YTCA
Faten studied Computer Network and Telecommunication Science in Tunis, but it was a year spent as an exchange student in Minnesota, U.S. that made her realize she wanted to give back to the community. So she went back to Tunisia and co-founded Young Tunisian Coders Academy that teaches children to code.
Faten first heard about Developer Circles at a conference she was speaking at and shortly after decided to start her own circle and hosted her first meetup in March 2017. The meetup, focused on bots for Messenger, and was so popular it received 200 registrations, exceeding venue capacity in just three days.
Faten is inspired by the Developer Circles mission to connect developers, help them share ideas and experiences, and explore new technologies together. Developers in Tunisia are particularly interested in tech-related talks and coding fests, so Faten will be hosting meetups to explore these areas later this year.
Karim Beguir/ Co-Founder & CEO at InstaDeep
Karim helps companies getting a grip on the latest AI advancements and implementing them. A graduate of France’s Ecole Polytechnique and former Program Fellow at NYU's Courant Institute, Karim has a passion for teaching and using applied mathematics.
This led him to co-found InstaDeep, an AI startup that was nominated at the MWC17 for the Top 20 global startup list made by PCMAG. Karim uses TensorFlow to develop Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning products.
Karim is also the founder of the TensorFlow Tunis Meetup. He regularly organises educational events and workshops to share his experience with the community. Karim is on a mission to democratize AI and make it accessible to a wide audience.
The opening ceremony of DeepHack Developer Circles from Facebook presented by:
- Faten Ghrissi is cofounder of Young Tunisian Coders Academy - YTCA
- Matt Terrell is lead of the developer circles programs at Facebook.
- Alivia Bount is developer program analyst at Facebook
Presentation of the event day for DeepHack - AI Hackathon by Facebook DevC Tunis and InstaDeep
No private sharing outside teams: Privately sharing code or data outside of teams is not permitted. It's okay to share code if made available to all participants on the forums.
Team Mergers: Team mergers are not allowed in this competition.
Team Limits: There is no maximum team size.
Submission Limits: You may submit a maximum of 5 entries per day.
You may select up to 2 final submissions for judging.
Competition TimelineStart Date: 11/03/2018 9:00 AM Tunis Time
Entry Deadline: 11/03/2018 7:00 PM Tunis Time
End Date: 11/03/2018 7:00 PM Tunis Time