AIS Big Data hackathon

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2022, 11 p.m.
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Attention all Big Data experts and young enthusiasts! The United Nations Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics (UNCEBD), Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) and Statistics Indonesia (BPS) are coming together to host the 2022 UN Big Data Hackathon. This event is being organized in collaboration with several esteemed organizations including the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), Global Platform Regional Hubs, UN Global Pulse, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), UK ONS Data Science Campus, Statistics Canada, and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

About the position

The 2022 UN Big Data Hackathon is a 4-day event that will take place from November 8-11, 2022. The event will have two tracks, the ‘Big Data Expert’ track and the ‘Youth’ track. The ‘Big Data Expert’ track is open to teams of Big Data experts, while the ‘Youth’ track is open to teams of students or young professionals under the age of 32. The event is open to both in-person and virtual attendees, with limited funding available for in-person attendance.

Benefits of this position

The hackathon is an incredible opportunity to showcase your skills, develop innovative solutions to global challenges, and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The winning teams will have the chance to present their work at the UN World Data Forum in Hangzhou, China, in 2023 and receive certificates and rewards. All participants, regardless of their standing, will receive certificates, with special mentions given to teams in different categories.

Available level of study

This hackathon is open to all levels of study, including students, young professionals, and Big Data experts.

Financial support

Limited funding is available for in-person attendance, but the event is open to both in-person and virtual attendees.


To be eligible, you must be under the age of 32 to participate in the ‘Youth’ track, and all participants should be able to work in teams of 3 to 5 people. Individual registrations will be sorted and assigned into teams based on the application form and skill levels.

How to apply

Follow the link below to register for the UN Big Data Hackathon:

Please fill out the survey once for the whole team before September 15, 2022. The selected participants will be announced on September 24, 2022.

Additional information

For more information and updates about the hackathon, visit the hackathon’s website at You can also join the webinars, especially the first webinar on August 29, 2022, and receive all updates regarding the Hackathon by registering to the mailing list:

In conclusion, the 2022 UN Big Data Hackathon is an exciting opportunity for individuals and teams to showcase their skills and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. So, grab this chance and be a part of this big event!