Miami, November 10, 2021 – Miami Dade College (MDC), Miami-Dade County and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are teaming up to host a Datathon for MDC students at the College’s Cutting-Edge Technology and Innovation Center (BIT). This event is part of a shared vision for a perfectly connected region where a common public data platform powers smart city solutions.
“We are excited to partner again with Miami-Dade County and Amazon Web Services to continue to develop local tech talent and build a workforce ready for the jobs of tomorrow,” said MDC President , Madeline Pumariega.
The datathon is an opportunity for students to gain industry experience by solving real-world challenges with the brightest industry experts in our region and creating career development pathways. Students will use data sets related to peace and prosperity and advice from Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s Peace and Prosperity Plan to design potential solutions to make our community more sure.
“This datathon is a shining example of public-private collaboration to drive positive change through innovation,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “We’re not just investing in the next generation of Miami-Dade tech leaders – we’re leveraging local talent and open data to solve some of our community’s most pressing challenges. “
Datathon teams will present their ideas to a panel of judges and compete for a prize of $ 1,500. The winning team will also have the opportunity to implement their idea in a DataLab through an internship with Miami-Dade County in partnership with AWS.
“Amazon Web Services is delighted to sponsor the upcoming MDC Datathon. Technology events where teams can learn to work with real data sets and brainstorm creative solutions around the theme of peace and prosperity are a wonderful learning experience for students, ”said Faisal Hanafi, Director , US SLG / K-12, East, AWS. “The MDC Datathon is a great example of this where students can use analytics to develop information and solutions using cost-effective, purpose-built tools that deliver rapid insights through automation and integration of the technology. machine learning (ML). “
WHAT: MDC, Miami-Dade County and AWS present Datathon
WHEN: Saturday, November 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OR: MDC Business Innovation Technology Center, Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2sd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33132