about 1 year ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative Global Hackathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop working on your project. You can update your portfolio, share it with your followers, and get feedback from fellow hackers.


Share your experience with us in this 5-question survey. We appreciate your input and will use it to improve future hackathons.

about 1 year ago

What are you waiting for?!

Oh yea... you're waiting for the Winner Announcements! Hold on tight, we'll announce them Tuesday, September 20th. In the meantime, we would really appreciate just a few minutes of your time. Please fill out this quick 5-question survey so that we can improve in the future. 

If you weren't able to submit your project, we hope you'll still complete it. After all, experience is the best teacher. 

If you submitted a project, good luck!

over 1 year ago

Final call for submissions

There are only 3 days left to complete your submission for Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative Global Hackathon.

over 1 year ago

Clarification on SageMaker Studio Lab, SDG datasets, and Q&A!

Hi Everyone, 

We hope you're having fun prepping your projects for the Amazon Sustainability Development Initiative Global Hackathon! We have a few updates and resources to share as we lead into the final weeks:

Have questions for Amazon? Submit them by Tuesday, Aug. 23rd

We know some of you have questions about the datasets, the available technical tools, and the SDGs in general. To streamline getting the questions into the hands of the best group at Amazon to answer it, we’re asking you to fill in this quick form by Tuesday, August 23rd. We’ll gather responses from Amazon and post

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over 1 year ago

Tips on how to make the video portion of your submission

  Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative Global Hackathon 

There are just three weeks to submit your project!

What to Submit
  1. Provide a URL to your Github code repository
  2. Include a video (3-5 minutes) that demonstrates your project and explains how one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals inspired your project (you can explain with captions if you're not one to be on camera)
  3. Identify which datasets were used on your submission form (at least one from the Amazon Sustainable Development Initiative must be used)

Submissions are due August 30th at 5pm EDT 


Start your submission now 


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over 1 year ago

Put your passion to work

All 193 countries of the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015. Progress is not currently gaining ground quickly enough to reach these goals so in 2019, world leaders committed to a Decade of Action. COVID-19 significantly setback the progress on several of the Sustainable Development Goals. 


We invite you to use your ingenuity to use datasets to drive these objectives and get back on track. 

Go to our Resources page to get inspired or come up with something entirely your own! 



  • Include a video (3-5 minutes) that demonstrates your project and explains…

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over 1 year ago

Exploring datasets with Amazon SageMaker Studio Lab

Let’s get started building your Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative Global Hackathon project!



A little planning can go a long way toward a winning project. Check out our Tips for Planning Your Project.


Figuring out where to start with your project can sometimes be a hurdle in your building journey. The Resources Tab can be a great place to find your footing and take advantage of the documents and other helpful tips.


 AWS SageMaker Studio Lab

Sign up for a free account (separate from your AWS account) and start your project quickly and easily. You get…

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over 1 year ago

Kickoff Workshop Recording & Slides + AWS Credit Request Form

Hi everyone, 


Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the Kickoff Workshop yesterday! Here is the recording as well as the slides if you'd like an overview. 


Additionally, if you will need AWS credits for your project (not a requirement), you can request them on this form. Please note, it may take 2-3 days to review and approve your request. 


Best of luck and have fun on your projects! 


over 1 year ago

Kickoff Workshop | AWS Sustainability Data Initiative Global Hackathon

Hi there, 

Thanks for your interest in the Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative Global Hackathon! You are receiving this email because you registered for the Zoom Kickoff Workshop taking place Thursday, July 7th at 11am EDT

This challenge is about using the ASDI datasets and Amazon Data Exchange datasets to awaken your creativity and present possible solutions to one or more of the UN's Sustainability Goals:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequalities
  11. Sustainable…

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