Stand a chance to win a Fitbit Flex 2!
Enter Apteco’s new Datathon Blog competition, being run in
conjunction with the Apteco User Group Conference 2018 and you
could win a Fitbit Flex 2 Wristband.
Throughout the year, Apteco have featured a variety of ‘Datathon
blogs’ on the Apteco website, created by analysing various
publicly available data sets, building Apteco FastStats® systems
and interrogating the data to uncover valuable insights.
Now, it’s your turn!
Apteco are giving partners and users access to three Apteco
FastStats® systems, to analyse the data and see what insights can
be uncovered. Your findings can then be documented in the form of
a blog post and entered into the Datathon Blog Competition.
Its quick and easy to enter – simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to get
access details for the Apteco FastStats® systems and get
About the Apteco FastStats® systems
To make it even easier, Apteco has created three guides providing
details about each system. The three systems are as follows:
1. Olympic Athletes
This is a dataset of all the Olympic athletes, the events they
competed in and the countries they represented for all Olympic
Games from 1896 up to, and including Rio 2016
2. Flight Delays
Flight route information from the UK for the period 1995-2017.
This dataset contains aggregated information on the numbers of
flights and various measures of delays incurred
MOT test results and failure reasons from 2005-2016. This dataset
contains information about the vehicles, MOT tests and reasons
- Entrants must be an employee of an organisation with an
Apteco FastStats® licence.
- Submissions must include a blog post (max 2500 words) and can
optionally include a storyboard/Orbit report.
- Entrants may use any one of the 3 FastStats systems for each
blog post. Entrants can submit blog posts from multiple systems
should they wish to do so.
- Entries will be judged by Apteco’s analytics team.
- Please do not include any personally identifiable information
in the blog. Entries will be anonymised before judging.
- The deadline for entries is 5pm on Sunday 11th November
- Winners will be announced at the
Apteco User Group Conference on 16th November.
- Submissions will be judged on three criteria:
- Analytical insight – what interesting insights were
discovered from the data? (40%)
- Use of Apteco FastStats® functionality (40%)
- Style – is the blog interesting to read? (20%)
Please note: Apteco may choose to publish the blogs received on
the Apteco website. All blogs will be credited to the
The Fitbit Flex 2 wristband tracks
your steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly
activity, stationary time and syncs wirelessly to your phone.
Fitbit flex 2 is the first swim-proof device from fitbit, meaning
it is water resistant to 50 meters and it automatically tracks
activities like running, sports and aerobic workouts. Flex 2
vibrates when you get calls and texts, and the discreet LED
display flashes colour-coded lights.
How to enter