Cloud Fever - A Hackathon with Novo Nordisk

When 10-11 March 2023

Where Novo Nordisk Digital Innovation Hub at ITU, Copenhagen

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Join us on 10-11 March in Copenhagen at Cloud Fever – A hackathon with Novo Nordisk to build efficient cloud-based solutions that could be used in medical research. This is a fully onsite event! 

    The event is organised in cooperation with Garage48 and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to effectively bring the tech and research community together. This is a unique networking and learning opportunity that will provide you with insights into tech's role in the healthcare industry's innovation! 

    ☁️ WHAT? 

    The 24h hackathon taking place at the Novo Nordisk Hub at ITU in Copenhagen is a chance to work on a real-world challenge using massive data sets in cross-functional teams from different universities. Your task is to build the most complete and/or the most efficient solution within the given time frame using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

    Together with the support of AWS Denmark, we will equip you with the necessary tools to solve the challenge. This includes both training material and free temporary AWS accounts that you can use during the event. You will gain access to a training program from AWS prior to the hackathon to help you build your solution – this will take place onsite or you can work through the material online at a time that suits you. We strongly recommend taking a couple of hours for this to make the most of this opportunity.

    Mentors from the Novo Nordisk team and certified solution architects from AWS will be on site during the event to provide support.

    ☁️ WHO?

    We welcome students and recent graduates from all universities who have a technical or scientific background or are interested in cloud computing to sign up. At the hackathon, you’ll be solving a data-centric challenge, so some previous experience in coding or working with data is required to make the most out of the event. We will also provide successful applicants with AWS training material before the hackathon, so you are optimally prepared and can make the most out of the hackathon.

    We’ll be sure to give you a proper brief at the beginning of the event and team formation will take place onsite. You’ll collaborate with individuals from a range of universities and backgrounds, complementing each other's skills.

    ☁️ WHY?

    As with most other fields, digitalisation is rapidly innovating and improving the healthcare industry. The main goals for data are to accelerate learning and automate lab processes, specifically thanks to the ability to share easy access to large data sets and build state-of-the-art analytical platforms.


    Not only will you be provided with an incredible learning and networking opportunity, the winning teams will also be rewarded with attractive prizes in the form of amazon vouchers.

    The winning team(s) will furthermore be invited to visit the Novo Nordisk research facility for a day of learning and networking, as well as to witness first hand how cutting edge technology is revolutionizing the healthcare sector. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about what we do on a daily basis and find out whether this is a good fit for you and your career aspirations.  

    Last but not least, this is a unique opportunity to improve your skills within cloud computing, as we are providing free access to official AWS training packages before the event and you get to work together with professionals during the actual hackathon.

    ☁️ HOW TO APPLY?

    We have up to 50 spots available to ensure we can provide everyone with the necessary mentorship. We will invite participants to join based on their previous experience as well as motivation.

    👉🏻 Fill in the application form here:

    We will send out invitations on a rolling basis to selected candidates and ask them to confirm their spots, in order to plan out the day accordingly with mentors and catering.

    ☁️ TIMELINE:

    January 24 - The application form opens

    March 3 - Deadline for applications

    March 9 - AWS readiness checklist and open office hours

    March 10-11 - Hackathon! The opening is at 14:00.

    ☁️ STAY TUNED:

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    Friday, 10 March
    13:30 Check-in, registration, snacks
    14:00 Opening words
    14:15 Intro to the challenge from Novo Nordisk
    14:30 Intro to AWS
    14:45 General intro about what's going to happen next and what the expectations are for the finals
    15:00 Team formation
    15:30 Teamwork begins & mentors go around
    17:00 Checkpoint #1
    19:00 Dinner
    22:00 End of day one

    Saturday, 11 March
    9:00 Breakfast
    10:00 Checkpoint #2
    12:00 Lunch
    12:30 Pitch workshop
    14:00 Pitch drills
    16:00 Finals
    17:00 Jury deliberation
    17:30 Award ceremony
    18:00 End of the hackathon

    NB! The schedule is tentative; changes are possible and likely to happen.

    The Mentors 

    Joao Rei
    Garage48 host, business and marketing mentor
    Pegah Hafiz
    Data Engineer at Novo Nordisk
    Daniel Ejsing-Duun
    Sr. Cloud Engineer at Novo Nordisk
    Anamaria Todor
    Principal Solutions Architect, AWS
    Yifei Ding
    Associate Solutions Architect, AWS
    Jennifer Tipecska
    Senior Solutions Architect, AWS
    Thirumalai Aiyalu
    Solutions Architect, AWS
    Kaizad Wadia
    Solutions Architect, AWS
    Yiquan Ong
    Solutions Architect, AWS
    Niels Putzer
    Sr Technical Account Manger, AWS
    Mathias Skifter Halfdaner
    Senior Cloud Engineer at Novo Nordisk


    Jana Hammerer
    Digital Business Graduate at Novo Nordisk
    Subhana Ahmed
    Hybrid Cloud Engineering Department Manager at Novo Nordisk
    Daniela Para
    Digital Transformation Analyst at Novo Nordisk
    Jana Saastamoinen
    Project Manager at Garage48

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