Data Science students can now apply for Asian Development Bank Smart Cities Datathon. The purpose of the Datathon challenge is to encourage students to provide solution through digitalization to tackle the ongoing situation via their creative ideas and technology usage.
The third wave of Covid pandemic is challenging, but many countries have already started vaccination. However, many countries need to safeguard their citizens; online services and protective measures are needed. The health care system needs new strategies to overcome crisis during the pandemic, and the concept of digitization should be adopted.
The open-source data could be a critical component to help the countries in a digital way to solve the problem. The Asian Development Bank and the ASEAN- Australia Smart cities trust fund launched the AASCTF Smart Cities Datathon 2021. The international seed funding encourages the participants to think globally with their creative solutions and ideas to test and experiment with the objects.