HUAWEI Hackathon: 13th - 21st December 2018

In this AI course, participants will develop AI applications on Huawei P20 Pro with the use of Huawei AI SDK. All applications or services using Huawei AI SDK can be anything invented by the team to be android application using Tensorflow Lite implemented in the SDK, there is also Caffe2 in SDK. Huawei smartphones will be, one smartphone for each team. There will be 20 teams each of which may have upto 3 members. The teams need to register for the course. At the end of the course, Huawei will give prestigious prizes to 3 winning teams, who also have completed reporting of application performance on PC and Phone environment.

The winners are selected based on the implementation of selected problem and performance measurement. Details of the evaluation criteria are given to the teams during the course. During final lecture event on 21.12.2018, Huawei to provide snacks along with beverages, along with prize giving ceremony.

– Grand Prix 1000 euros each team member
– Innovativeness Prix 500 euros each team member
– Novelty Prix 100euros each team member
Prix receivers will also be rewarded with Huawei smartphones used in this lecture series- The winning team will also be invited to visit Huawei’s HQ in Shenzen, China

Thu, Dec 13, 2018: Theory and practice

8:30 Welcome coffee

9:00 Huawei Hackathon introduction and rules—Mikko Terho and Joni Kämäräinen

9:30 Lecture: Modern Machine Learning. Using scikit-learn library—Heikki Huttunen

10:30 Coffee break

10:45 Labwork I. Set up the laptop, define and train a classifier with example data. Compute the accuracy of the result.

11:00 Lecture: Deep learning. Theory, structures and applications—Heikki Huttunen

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Labwork II. Train a deep neural network for image data.

14:15 Lecture: Deploying deep learning models with Huawei P20 Pro—Jukka Peltomäki

15:00 Labwork III. Experimentation with Huawei P20 Pro.

16:00 Closing of day 1.

Fri Dec 14 – Tue Dec 18: Team up. Plan and implement your project.


Tue Dec 18: Help-desk open for the teams

  • 9-11 in TUT Tietotalo TC303 classroom
  • 14-16 in TUT Tietotalo TC303 classroom


Thursday Dec 20: Return of 1 page report


Friday Dec 21: Final Presentations and Pitching

8:30 Welcome coffee

9:00 Team presentations: 5 minutes per team

11:30 Lunch break

12:30-13:30 Awards ceremony