Past Event

Open Source AI Hackathon

April 5, 2024 - April 7, 2024
6:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Brown Institute

Catalyzing New Forms of Journalism and Civic Information

Join Hacks/Hackers and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University for a weekend of building with open source AI for experiments relating to journalism and civic information, sponsored by Hugging Face and Codingscape. The latest open source, large language models are rapidly becoming as capable as closed models, meaning these powerful technologies can be deployed on private servers with bespoke data fueling new experiences.

​The hackathon will kick off Friday evening, April 5th, with a mixer and pitch session for groups to come together, a day and a half of work Saturday and Sunday, ending with final pitches to share.

​Space is limited, and we encourage anyone interested to apply to attend, including developers, journalists, designers, and business and strategy experts. We invite people with little-to-no technical background, as well as those who might be expert in Machine Learning and AI. Meals provided.

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