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Coding Chemistry: Advancing Sustainable Agriculture | A BASF Hackathon

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As the world’s population grows, farmers need to produce more food on the same amount of land. Farming is the biggest job on earth - this is why BASF is committed to be part of the movement to foster sustainable agriculture.

Bring your image analysis and data science skills to our two day event where you will build an algorithm which distinguishes weeds from crops.

At the end of the weekend the top two teams will win $1,000 and be given 30 days to advance their solutions. The teams will then virtually present their results to BASF and the team with the most accurate results will win $5,000.

Already have a team of 4-5 in mind? Great! Let us know if you want to self-select your team and your teammates' names in the registration form. If you do not have a team or a full team, no problem. We will form teams for you to join when you arrive at the event.

In addition to $8,000 in prizes and a chance to network with experts from BASF, each participant will take home co-branded CSAIL and BASF swag. One team will take home the Fan Favorite Award for having the most creative approach. They will win $1,000 at the end of the weekend and be invited to a special networking event with the BASF team. We look forward to seeing your efforts in creating a better world through sustainable agriculture.