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The Carro x AWS Hackathon 2022 is a 48-Hour virtual hackathon open to all undergraduate students enrolled in any university in Singapore, with the goal of leveraging data to elevate the automotive industry!

Grow your coding & analytical skills​

Forge connections within the data science & automotive community​

Work on real datasets & challanges​

Attend free online workshops organized by CARRO & AWS​


Challenge Categories

Category 1
Pricing Algorithm
Category 2
Computer Vision Analysis
Category 3
Acoustic Analysis
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Category 1

Pricing Algorithm

Pricing Algorithm

Problem statements will be released on 18 March 2022!

Category 2

Computer Vision Analysis

Computer Vision Analysis

Problem statements will be released on 18 March 2022!

Category 3

Acoustic Analysis

Acoustic Analysis

Problem statements will be released on 18 March 2022!

Prizes

1st place

Fully-funded team trip to visit key Amazon facilities in Seattle, US (or cash prize of S$3,000 per team)*

*Airfare and accommodation are included and bookings will be undertaken by Carro.

2nd place

1 month of Carro Leap leasing subscription for a BMW 1 Series for each team member (or cash prize of S$2,000 per team)

3rd place

Cash prize of S$1,000 per team

4th & 5th place

Cash prize of S$800 per team

6th – 10th place

Amazon Echo Dot for each team member

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to the hackathon !

31 January 2022 – Registration Opening

13 March 2022 – Registration Closing

1 March 2022 – AWS Workshop

 

8 March 2022 – Carro Workshop

18 to 20 March 2022 – Hackathon

 

25 March 2022 – Judging, Prize-Giving and Closing Ceremony


Important Information

To enter the hackathon, you only need to be currently enrolled in a university in Singapore as an undergraduate student (either full time or part time). 

Joining the hackathon is simple - just submit a registration form with your details by clicking on the "Join Now" button! You can gather a team of 5 members or join as a solo participant

*Solo participants will be matchmade into groups of 5 before the hackathon. 

**All 5 team members must be currently enrolled in a university as an undergraduate student.

Each team will be expected to produce a final code and artifact for each attempted problem statement.

There will be a total of 6 problem statements - 2 from the Pricing Algorithm category, 2 from the Acoustic Analysis category and 2 from the Computer Vision Analysis category. Each group can choose to attempt just 1 problem statement, or attempt as many as they can within the 48 hours!

Tip - For bonus points, attempt problem statements from different categories!

The submitted artifact and underlying code will first be scored against a number of judging criteria, such as effectiveness of solution, creativity and applicability. Top teams will be invited to pitch their solutions to the judging panel to enable them to understand the solution better. Based on the scores and the comments from the judging panel, the final winners will be selected.


Workshops

1 March 2022

AWS Workshop

Join us at this workshop where we will be providing instructions on essential AWS services that will be key in this hackathon

8 March 2022

Carro Workshop

In this workshop, our teams will be sharing the fundamental tools we employ in the automotive and data science industries


Judges and Speakers

Aaron Tan

Founder & CEO, Carro

Aaron is the founder of Carro, and currently serves as it’s CEO. Aaron’s entrepreneurial skill can be described as a pivotal factor in facilitating Carro’s astronomical growth since its inception. 

 

Carro has seen consistent development over the years and evolved from a local startup to a global name with operations in many key cities. Carro has a regional footprint that covers Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, employing more than 1,000 people across the four countries. 

 

His managerial approach not only allowed Carro to cope with the challenges posed by COVID-19, with revenue initially plummeting by 80% during the circuit-breaker period, but also provided for a strong rebound with an upward trajectory resulting in record numbers for the company.

Bryan Tan

Chief Scientist, Carro

As Carro’s Chief Scientist, Bryan leads all aspects of technological innovations in Carro’s Southeast Asia operations, in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. 

 

The Data Science Department he heads has been the driving force behind pioneering projects like Carro Anywhere, Singapore’s first contactless car selling platform. Other technical innovations include a usage-based insurance leveraging on telematics, and a Computer Vision model that analyses car defects. 

 

Bryan is also an established academic, obtaining his PhD from the University of Cambridge in Earth Science. He has taught and spoken at renowned academic institutions including National University of Singapore, Singapore Science Centre, Goldschmidt-Paris, University of Cambridge, Oxford University and Australian-ANSTO on a wide variety of topics ranging from nuclear physics to computer engineering.

Kelvin Chng

Co-founder, Carro

In his capacity as co-founder, Kelvin has been a key player in Carro’s exceptional story, from its establishment in 2015 to its unicorn status that was achieved early in 2021. 

 

Prior to co-founding Carro, he was a key stakeholder in both SAS, the worldwide leader in business analytics solutions, as well as Experian, one of the largest credit bureaus in the world.  He handled both consulting and business development to help further the businesses of clients through the use of decisioning and analytical software. Kelvin is a seasoned business technologist with a speciality in business development and product management and has been a significant contributor to Carro’s regional expansion. 

 

He graduated Valedictorian Summa-cum-Laude from Singapore Management University and was awarded Singapore’s National Infocomm Scholarship for a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Supreet Sethi

Head of SA, ASEAN for AWS

Supreet is leading the ASEAN Startup Solutions Architect Team at AWS. Supreet has fulfilled Principal SA role before taking up this role, focused on business strategy and technical enablement of startup customers in the ASEAN region.

 

Prior to AWS, Supreet has worked in well-known startups in ASEAN and India focused on e-Commerce and Fintech, including Tokopedia, Ralali, Smartkarma, Jabong and Mobikwik to name a few. At Smartkarma he fulfilled the role of CTO after which he jokingly mentions that he retired to AWS.

 

His technology journey started with Yahoo! where he worked on data analytics charter after which he has passionately worked on search and discovery products in various roles. Supreet is a major cinema buff too!

Priscilla Chong

Country Manager, AWS Singapore

Priscilla Chong is the Country Manager for AWS Singapore’s commercial business where she manages a portfolio that spans enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses and startups. Her focus is on driving organizational structure and culture to deliver the best business results for customers. A strong advocate for innovation and growth, Priscilla constantly ascertains new ways to cater to customers’ needs, while driving strategic partner engagements.

 

Prior to joining AWS, Priscilla spent more than 15 years at Hewlett Packard where she took on various commercial leadership roles before becoming the Managing Director at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She was responsible for amplifying customer innovation and strategic partner engagements that help enhance business outcomes.

 

Priscilla is Singaporean and holds a Bachelor of Business, Financial Analysis from Nanyang Technological University.

Santanu Dutt

Director of Technology, ASEAN, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Santanu Dutt is the Director of Technology for Southeast Asia with Amazon Web Services based in Singapore where he along with his technology organization is responsible in educating companies with the service offerings of the AWS platform, as well as helping them in architecture best practices to build highly scalable and resilient applications on the AWS Cloud. Prior to this, Santanu was the head of Solutions Architecture for the West of India, where he was the founding employee of AWS India.

 

Santanu has been part of AWS for 10 years now as a Technologist interfacing with businesses of all sizes from startups to Enterprise CXOs and partners. He has also been a regular Speaker at premier industry wide conferences evangelizing around Digital Transformation and Innovation along with technologies like Cloud, Big Data, serverless, microservices, Analytics and Machine Learning. 

 

Mr. Dutt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics from the Mumbai University. And has over 16 years of experience in the IT industry, including working internationally in the US and UK before recently moving to Singapore.


How To Join

Joining the hackathon is free! Gather a team of 5 members or join as a solo participant.


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