Get Ready for AlgoRun ’20

Come and take part in one of the largest and most exciting hackathon events in Istanbul.


Application Deadline: 14:00 13.02.2020

AlgoRun ’20 Prizes

1st place: 6000 TL

2nd Place: 4000 TL

3rd Place: 3000 TL

Participants who complete the hackathon receive an “AlgoRun Finish Line” certificate.

All participants win a cool AlgoRun ’20 t-shirt


Kerem Özdemir - Fortune TR

Önder Güler - Google Turkey

Sinan Sefai - Mavi Jeans

Mustafa Şahin - Invent Analytics

İnci Meliha Baytaş - Boğaziçi University


To compete at AlgoRun ’20 each team needs to fill out a form here.

Application Deadline: 14:00 13.02.2020


What is AlgoRun ‘20

AlgoRun ’20 is the fourth of the annual data hackathons organized by Bogazici University’s Computer Club Compec and Turkey’s leading analytics firm Invent Analytics. AlgoRun is a data hackathon, which means participants will be given a dataset to solve the given problem in a 24-Hour period.  Contestants need to come up with innovative ways to tackle the problem at hand and share their insights with the jury.  

Who can participate in AlgoRun ‘20

University students, industry professionals, coders and anyone who is interested in tackling a real-world problem through usage of data and programming is welcome.

How do I participate?

To compete at AlgoRun you must form a team of 2-4 people and fill out a registration form as a team. Your team needs to be minimum of two people to be eligible.

What should I bring?

You need to bring your citizen ID and a laptop.  You may also want to bring your phone and charger.  If you’re planning to stay the night a sleeping bag would be useful.

How do you provide the data?

We will provide the dataset as CSV files. You are free to use any additional data from internet if you think it would be useful.

What language or platform can I use?

The choice is yours. You can choose the ones you feel most comfortable with.

Do I need to be an engineer to attend AlgoRun ‘20?

Not at all. If you are interested in solving real-life problems using data, you are welcome.

What if I have no experience in data-analytics?

Not a problem.  In fact, this will be your chance to meet the field experts. It is a great starting point.

Will I annoy people if I ask them questions?

Quite the opposite. At AlgoRun we encourage people to have fun and help each other. If you’re ever stuck on anything, you can always ask one of the hackathon volunteers for help.

Will food be provided?

It wouldn’t be a hackathon without free food!


February 22, 2020

12:00 – 13:00 Event introduction

13:00 – 14:00 Meet and greet

18:00 – 19:00 Pizza dinner

February 23, 2020

00:00  01:00 Night soup

10:00 – 11:00 Breakfast

13:00 – 17:00 Team presentations


ITU Ayazaga Kampusu, Teknokent ARI 2


Boğaziçi University COMPEC

COMPEC is a career club founded in 1994 at Boğaziçi University.  Compec works on areas like computer science, computer hardware, software, IT and the Internet technologies. The club aims to help students become skilled and educated individuals in computation and technology.

Invent Analytics

Invent Analytics is a global provider of advanced analytics solutions for retailers, FMCG companies and various other sectors. Invent's products and services enable companies to achieve maximum profitability with data-driven inventory, pricing and other operational decisions. Invent Analytics currently has offices in Turkey, Canada and USA.