Carrefour invites hackfest enthusiasts to its first hackathon “Back2Hack” from 23 to 25 September

Carrefour invites hackfest enthusiasts to its first hackathon "Back2Hack" from 23 to 25 September
Carrefour invites hackfest enthusiasts to its first hackathon “Back2Hack” from 23 to 25 September

 

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — From 23 to 25 September, Carrefour is inviting hackfest enthusiasts to come and improve the customer experience and make predictions about future trends.

Carrefour is holding “Back2Hack” – its first hackathon – at the IO Factory. Over three days of intense hacking, around a hundred or so attendees from a range of different backgrounds (developers, designers, makers, marketing specialists, data scientists, etc.) will be supported by Carrefour mentors, the aim being to develop a solution in record time.

The focus will be on two topics:
●     Data for predicting trends and stock outages, and for tackling wastage.
●     Data for improving the customer experience, by giving consumers data about them to make their day-to-day shopping easier.

An “Algo Prize” – a cheque for €2000 – will be awarded to the best algorithm.  Five teams will also be selected by the panel to receive two months’ worth of business sponsorship. They will get to share a prize worth €8000.

During the event, Carrefour will be unveiling its Carrefour.io platform – a cloud-based platform designed to provide secure access to the APIs and data which make up the Carrefour ecosystem – both for developers and for the group’s trusted partners as part of an open innovation approach.

The event will take place in Paris’ largest fablab: the IO Factory in the 13th arrondissement.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

Source: Carrefour

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