Datacomp is Datacom's annual innovation competition, or 'hackathon'. Over the space of 48 hours, diverse teams from across the business compete to design, build and execute a clever solution using a cutting-edge technology – one they might never have used before.
The theme of this year's competition is 'Smarter'. Teams will focus on solving business problems using data and analytics, machine learning and automation.
This year's Datacomp will be our fourth, and the event has continued to grow year-on-year. In 2014 90 staff gathered in Auckland from all over New Zealand and Australia to compete. Over the past four years Datacomp competitors have created Windows 8 apps, motion-control apps using Kinect and Leap Motion, and 'smart', Wi-Fi-connected devices.