Hack4Retail by McKinsey & Company and Fozzy Group

Online 29-10-2021 09:30 PM to 31-10-2021 10:30 PM
  • Registered

  • 194

    Number of Teams

  • Total prize pool is $15 000


Hack4Retail is a hackathon for real data scientists from technology fans that change Ukrainians’ user experience.

Ho-ho-ho! Here you will work on real data science cases in retail. Pump your skills, learn from the best practices, and hack your way to the top of the leaderboard!


Fozzy Group is a synergy of innovation, collaboration, and experiments. We have been holding top positions for more than 20 years and continue to evolve. We combine a variety of businesses: supermarkets, restaurants, in-house production, delivery service, bank, travel agency, and TemaBit IT company. We know from own experience that there can be really wow effect in retail, since we are open for experiments and super fun.

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm committed to helping organizations create Change that Matters. In more than 130 cities and 65 countries, our teams help clients across the private, public and social sectors shape bold strategies and transform the way they work, embed technology where it unlocks value, and build capabilities to sustain the change. Not just any change, but Change that Matters – for their organizations, their people, and in turn society at large.

Who are we looking for:

Fans of technology and innovative solutions who get excited about data challenges, those who feel that retail is not just about tomatoes or grilled chickens.

If you are:

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Designer

or if you simply feel the call, don't hold back, register! Let's generate new ideas together! 

And of course you can participate only if you are at least 18 years old.

What do you need to participate?

  • Register as individual or as a team of 2-4 people by pressing the “Register " button, which will be active until 29.10.2021 (16:00), Kyiv time
  • Participate in the online stage of the Hack4Retail Hackathon on 29-31 October 2021. You will have 48 hours to solve a task for the first round
  • Do your best and get to the final, where you will generate wow solutions for retail at the on-site stage in Kiev together with 20 other teams (the exact location will be announced individually)
  • Win money prize for your efforts:) The prize fund for the winners of the second stage of the Hackathon is 15,000 (fifteen thousand) US dollars.

Key participation rules:

  1. Due to the fast-developing situation of COVID19 restrictions in Ukraine, we are limiting participation in the Hack4Retail for participants from Eastern Europe countries only: Ukraine, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Belarus, Moldova. Participants from all other countries are welcome to participate in the first online round but will not be eligible for participation in the Final Round which will be held in Kyiv.
  2. Registration for the Hack4Retail Hackathon is opened until 29.10.2021 (16:00), and will be closed after it. Applications sent after this time will not be considered
  3. The Hack4Retail Hackathon is held in 2 stages: the first one is online stage on 29-31.10, the results of which will be displayed on the Leaderboard tab at the end of the stage in the morning on 1st of Nov 2021 till 8 am Kyiv time; the second stage (final) is offline, and will be in Kyiv. The winner will be chosen by a highly competent jury
  4. Participants may participate in the Hackathon as individual or with their teams, but each team member must be registered as a Participant; the number of participants in the team is 2-4
  5. You can form the TEAM by using the tab called TEAM. Following are the steps to form the team
    First Step: Select your team name here
    Second Step: Invite the other participants to join the team
    Third Step: If the other participants accept your invitation, your team has been generated
  6. It is allowed to use external datasets, such as the weather forecast etc.
  7. Participation in the hackathon is free
  8. Please be polite to other participants and sponsors during the event
  9. The sponsors and Analytics Vidhya reserve the right to disqualify any participant at any stage of the contest if the participant(s) actions is considered as fraudulent. Besides, the sponsors have the right to prevent the presence in hackathon of projects / technological solutions that contradict generally accepted moral and cultural values, contain sexual or pornographic context, incite interracial, interethnic, interreligious hostility or other types of hostility, contradict the current Ukrainian legislation, etc.
  10. In case of any disputes regarding the ranking and leaderboard, the decision of Analytics Vidhya and the sponsors is final.

For more rules, please see here . You are encouraged to read them in detail.

Data science can change retail! Do it!


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