On Friday, February 19, we wrapped up the EMBEDDIA hackathon. In an online event, the hackathon participants presented their results and their views on the EMBEDDIA tools and identified challenges.
We like to extend our gratitude to the hackathon participants and the EMBEDDIA staff for making the hackathon a success. It was a very nice opportunity for the EMBEDDIA consortium to see our developed tools being utilized outside of the consortium for similar or newly identified NLP challenges.
On February 10, the EMBEDDIA consortium organized a hackathon get-together of hackathon participants and EMBEDDIA staff. We used this event to check-in with the teams and present the expectations and challenges of our media partner, the Finnish News Agency (STT).
The interaction with hackathon teams was conducted via the Gather.town application and it was in the form of a tool/model/data/challenge support session. We used the Gather.town application to make the event less formal and more social. Participants were able to wander around and meet other participants and see what they are working on — or to chat with other researchers from EMBEDDIA!
Today the EMBEDDIA consortium officially kicked-off the Hackashop on news media content analysis and automated report generation. Project partners presented the projects, challenges, and data to be used in the course of the hackashop. Due to the pandemic, the hackashop will be an online event. The hackathon part of the hackashop will run from February 1-21, 2021.