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Analyze Re Design Challenge

Friday, March 8th @ 5:30 pmSaturday, March 9th @ 7:30 pm


Shiftkey Labs and Analyze Re are planning an exciting design challenge aimed at students with a keen interest in ML, and micro services.

The goal is for you and your team to hack together a working proof-of-concept/prototype for one of the presented design challenges unveiled at the start of the event. You will have approximately 24 hours to conceptualize, model, create, and demo your solution!

Meals, snacks and hot/cold beverages will be provided throughout the event to keep you fuelled up.

The best part… compete for awesome prizes and the challenge of delivering the best solution as determined by the event judges!


There are lots of amazing prizes up for grabs:

  • Subscription to Pluralsight courses
  • Subscription to Codecademy
  • Hundreds of dollars in AWS credits
  • SWAG giveaways
  • Consideration for upcoming job positions and co-op placements at Analyze Re
  • Connections to experienced software engineers in the industry

Judging Criteria

Teams will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Functionality
  • Creativity (your approach on how to solve the problem)
  • Usability
  • Presentation (Demo and Documentation)


Friday, Mar 8th
5:30 pm Registration Registration/attendance at the door
6:00 pm Welcome and Announcements Welcome and opening announcements by ShiftKey Labs staff
6:10 pm Analyze Re Info Session and Design Challenges Learn about AnalyzeRe, the design challenges, and APIs available for developers to use as part of their solution
7:15 pm Q&A Brief Q&A period between event participants and AnalyzeRe. Optional one-on-one time to discuss technical aspects
7:30 pm Day 1 closing Day 1 wrap up announcements
Saturday, Mar 9th
9:00 am Registration Late registration/attendance at the door. Morning snacks and coffee/tea provided
9:30 am Day 2 Opening Opening announcements for Day 2
9:45 am Team Formation Team formation and facilitation. Any individual registrants should join/form a team
12:30 pm Lunch, Coaching Catered lunch provided. Grab a plate of food and keep hacking! Analyze Re staff will be on-site to provide coaching to student teams.
4:00 pm Solution Outline Submission Due All teams should complete the online solution outline form by this deadline for judge consideration
5:15 pm Presentations/Demos All teams deliver a max 5-minute presentation/demo of their solution to judges
6:30 pm Judging Judges break to deliberate on the winning teams
7:00 pm Winners and Prizes Winning teams announced and prizes  awarded. Team photos with judges.
7:15 pm Certificates and Group Photo All participants receive a certificate of participation and gather round for a group photo.
7:30 pm Event Closing Event closes


All information about the design challenges and the Slack channel can be found at https://github.com/analyzere/hackathon.

About Analyze Re

Founded in 2013, Analyze Re provides a software analytics suite designed for the reinsurance and insurance industries. In addition to predictive analytics for strategic planning, Analyze Re technology helps organizations make faster and more accurate pricing and portfolio decisions.



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Friday, March 8th @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, March 9th @ 7:30 pm
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ShiftKey Labs


Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs)
6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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