Top AI and Data Science Hackathons to Apply for in 2022

by Satavisa Pati

January 23, 2022

Data science hackathons

If you wish to sharpen your skills in AI and data science, you should apply for these hackathons in 2022

With the growing popularity of data science and AI, more people are interested in learning about this sector and there is no better way to learn something through more and more practice and updating the skills. Hackathons are events where people from different corners can come together under the name of competition sharpen their skills and learn more about their competitors. Here are the top AI and data science hackathons for you to apply in 2022.



HackerEarth is a good place for Beginners. It is a place where programmers from all over the world come together to solve problems in a wide range of Computer Science domains such as algorithms, machine learning, or artificial intelligence, as well as to practice different programming paradigms like functional programming.



MachineHack is an online platform for Machine Learning competitions. It is a growing platform with a mission to support the ever-growing data science community and help young aspirants learn and improve their skills in the field of analytics. They host tough business problems that can only find solutions in Machine Learning & Data Science.



Data science hackathons on DataHack enable you to compete with leading data scientists and machine learning experts in the world. This is your chance to work on real-life data science problems, improve your skillset, learn from expert data science and machine learning professionals, and hack your way to the top of the hackathon leaderboard! You also stand a chance to win prizes and get a job at your dream data science company.


WiDS Datathon

The WiDS Datathon aims to inspire women worldwide to learn more about data science, and to create a supportive environment for women to connect with others in their community who share their interests. This year’s WiDS Datathon, organized by the WiDS Worldwide team, Harvard University IACS, and the WiDS Datathon Committee, will tackle a key way to mitigate the effects of climate change with a focus on energy efficiency. The WiDS Datathon Committee is partnering with experts from many disciplines at Climate Change AI, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and MIT Critical Data.​ WiDS Datathon participants will analyze regional differences in building energy efficiency, creating models to predict building energy consumption.


Helmholtz GPU Hackathon

For this year’s Helmholtz GPU Hackathon the organizers have partnered with the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy and the AI Campus in Berlin as well as NVIDIA and, to provide a unique opportunity to all scientists and industry partners to accelerate their AI research and/or HPC codes. All teams will receive expert mentorship from academia and industry leaders to work in a collaborative environment. The Helmholtz GPU Hackathon is a multi-day event designed to help teams of three to six developers accelerate their own codes on GPUs using a programming model or machine learning framework of their choice. Each team is assigned mentors for the duration of the event.


Smart India Hackathon

Smart India Hackathon 2022 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. The themes of this hackathon vary from smart automation to heritage and culture and fitness and many more.



This is an AI-based hackathon that is centered in Canada. The competition is sprint styled and it aims to enable students from all kinds of backgrounds to come together and innovate something unique. It is presented by McMaster artificial intelligence society. The Hackathon will take place from January 21st to 23rd.

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