Hack4Good begins with a kick-off event at the ETH Student Project House. At the kick-off, the participating non-profits will present selected challenges and the ensuing projects they host with Hack4Good. The participants then form a team around each project. After the team-formation, workshops on project management specifically tailored to the context of data science will prepare you and your team for solving the challenges. You will also get to meet your teammates and make some first exploratory steps to understand your challenge and the data available.

During the project

During eight weeks you and your teammates will organize your project, distribute tasks and manage the project schedule. Over the entire course of the project, you will have a direct contact person on the side of the non-profits whom you can ask questions on the relevant data and discuss ideas with. Your team will also be supported inputs, tools and feedback by a mentor who is an industry-experienced data scientist. You will be able to use the facilities of the ETH Student Project House as meeting areas and for work. Hackdays and hacknights will be organized where all teams come together to work on their projects. There will be plenty of pizza and time to exchange with other participants.

Project closing

After eight weeks, you and your team will hand over your product to the non-profit organization. The developed code will be open-source and uploaded to a git repository together with your documentation. There will be a final event where you will present your solution in front of a broader audience. Each of the participants will receive a certificate of participation.