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Qlik Launches Global Datathon Challenge to Develop Data-Driven Solutions for Climate Resiliency

All entries will be reviewed and judged by Qlik and C40 Cities. Winners will be announced in April and presented at QlikWorld in Phoenix, AZ in May.

Qlik has launched its first global Datathon challenge inviting the students of the world to use Qlik analytics and public data to build solutions to help solve some of the issues at the heart of our current climate crisis in multiple geographies.

Qlik’s Academic Program team will run multiple challenges throughout the spring, with students having the chance to create real world solutions to the issues threatening the planet’s climate health and sustainability. All entries will be reviewed and judged by Qlik and C40 Cities. Winners will be announced in April and presented at QlikWorld in Phoenix, AZ in May.

“We’ve seen repeatedly in global demonstrations and the advocacy of Greta Thunberg how the global youth are rightly concerned and energized about the fate of the planet. What they need is a way to turn that passion into action and impact. We’ve seen the power of climate-focused data applications through partners like C40 Cities, and are thrilled to do our part in enabling the next generation to create real solutions to climate issues through data,” said Julie Kae, Executive Director of Qlik.org.

Participants will be enabled with complimentary licenses of Qlik Sense Business and publicly available data sets to design and execute their projects. The challenges will focus on adaptation, air quality and climate resiliency for cities across all areas of the globe, with a submission deadline of April 3rd. Finalist projects will be announced on April 10th and will be invited to participate in QlikWorld, Qlik’s annual customer and partner event, in Phoenix in May.

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