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What is Hi!ckathon by Hi! PARIS ?

The Hi!ckathon is the first data event set by Hi! PARIS, an
interdisciplinary center for research and education devoted to AI and Data
Created in 2020 in the framework of the Institut Polytechnique de
Paris (IP Paris) and HEC Paris Alliance, and joined in 2021 by Inria, with the
remarkable support of five Corporate Donors: L’Oréal, Capgemini, TotalEnergies, Kering and Rexel.

Share your bright insights for the future

The Hi!ckathon will give you the opportunity to be part of one founding event for a future worldwide Center on Data Analytics and AI.

By joining the Hi!ckathon, you will build interdisciplinary teams to broaden your reflection and answer the complex issues you will be facing.

A reflection around environmental issues

The Hi!ckathon will give participants the opportunity to reflect on a key issue for our future : AI&Sustainibility.

So come and put your skill in service of a societal and environmental issues related to the use of Data and AI !

An intense 2 days experience

The Hi!ckathon will take place from March 4 evening untill March 6 evening.

Participants will be allowed to gather their teams in one of the many rooms booked for the event across IP Paris partner schools!

Sponsored by major companies

Major companies will enrich the challenge thanks to their expertise : onboarding videos, teams coaching during the event and more importantly : you will work on some issues they’ve been facing.

They will also come and reward your work during a special ceremony on March 7.

This year, you will benefit from 15 hours of training during 5 weeks before the Hi!ckathon at a rate of 3 hours per week in order to best prepare the final challenge.

Hi!ckathon key steps


Hi!ckathon timeline


Week 1: February 1st to 4th

Feb. 1 at 6.00PM:
 Kick off Preparation
Feb. 1 at 7.00PM : Python for image processing (2-3h)
Feb. 2 at 6.00PM: Corporate donor presentation
Feb. 3 at 6.00PM: Q&A session with coaches on week 1 course/exercises

Week 2: February 7th to 11th

Feb. 7 at 6.00PM:
Bias-variance tradeoff, transfer learning and data augmentation (2-3h)
Feb. 8 at 6.00PM: Corporate donor presentation
Feb. 10 at 6.00PM: Q&A session with coaches on week 2 course/exercises

Week 3: February 14th to 18th

Feb. 14 at 6.00PM:
Computer vision course (2-3h)
Feb. 15 at 6.00PM: Corporate donor presentation
Feb. 17 at 6.00PM: Q&A session with coaches on week 3 course/exercises

Week 4: February 21st to 25th

Feb. 21 at 6.00PM:
Practical work on computer vision (2-3h)
Feb. 22 at 6.00PM: Corporate donor presentation

Week 5: February 28th to March 4th

Feb. 28 at 6.00PM:
AI project management and  introduction to industrialization (2-3h)
Mar. 01 at 6.00PM: Corporate donor presentation
Mar. 03 at 6.00PM: Q&A session with coaches on week 5 course/exercises


March 4th at 6.30PM

Opening ceremony (1h-1h30)

School and corporate donors will welcome you during this special opening ceremony and officially launch the competition !

March 5th to 6th

Final sprint (48h)

After the ceremony, you will start your two days journey through the Hi!ckathon. 
Coaches from the corporate donors will help you build your innovative solutions. 
By the end of the event, you will have built a data science model, a  scientific procedure document, and a video of your business project.

March 7th at 7.00PM

Awards and closing ceremony (1h)

After two intensive days, it will be time for you to enjoy your reward and reflect on the strong human experience you have been going through.

The Hi!ckathon is a unique competition that will bring together students from IP Paris, HEC Paris and a few other universities


Meet insightful people

The Hi!ckathon is open to all students from IP Paris, HEC Paris and a few other institutions and universities!

One of the great ambition of the challenge is to build synergy between major Business school, Engineering schools and universities to meet the complex challenge of Data and its impact on society.


Build interdisciplinary teams

The Hi!ckathon will challenge your ability to work with people from different backgrounds.

Interdisciplinarity will be a key element for this Hi!ckathon, which will ask you to project yourself in a market context as well as producing a data science model

Hi!ckathon registration process

Just three steps...


Individual Registration.

Register for the Hi!ckathon by clicking the button below !

First, you will have to register to the data platform called HFactory.

Then, the registration form, available from the HFactory, will require you to describe your skills to better match you with other participants.


Team Building.

Upon registering, you can start to build your interdisciplinary team.

To meet with your future colleagues from all IP Paris, HEC and a few other universities, you can join the dedicated Slack.


Team Validation.

Once your team is set up, just mail the organizing team with your team composition.

Click below to discover the mail template and instructions to contact us.

Hi!ckathon Corporate Donors

Hi! PARIS relies on a philanthropy model that allows the centre to invest and become a worldwide competitor amongst top academic institutions.

TotalEnergies, Capgemini, l’OREAL, Kering and Rexel are involved in the center to further that role and share their experience.

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