Kanehekili Datathon

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What is Datathon? (Draft)

Datathon, similar to a hackathon, is a weekend-long event where students collaborate in teams to develop a data science project that solves a problem announced at the event.

Event Information (Draft)

ACM at University of Hawaii at Manoa is proud to announce their first Datathon that will take place from March 9 of 2024 to March 10. Registrations will open on January 9.

Students of all levels of Data Science knowledge are encouraged to participate. There will be three levels in which teams can compete in: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, and workshops will be available for participants to attend throughout the event to supplement your data science skills. In teams of 4, participants will analyze and interpret data and present your project after 24 hours of creation and our panel of graders will select winners who will be awarded at the closing ceremony.

WhenStart: March 9 2024 7:00am
 End: March 10 2024 5:30pm
WhereUH Manoa POST 318, 319

Schedule (Draft)

March 9, 2024 
7:00 amCheckin, Breakfast (?)
7:15 amActivity 1 (passtime)
8:00 amOpening Ceremony
8:30 amActivity 2 (team bonding)
10:00 amWorkshop 1 -
12:00 pmProject begin
1:00 pmLunch served
2:00 pmWorkshop 2 -
3:00 pmWorkshop 3 -
6:00 pmActivity 3
7:00 pmDinner
8:30 pmWorkshop 4 -
10:00 pmActivity 4, late-night snack
12:00 amActivity 5
March 10, 2024 
7:00 amBreakfast
8:30 amWorkshop 5 -
12:00 pmSubmissions!
1:00 pmLunch
2:00 pmPresentations/judging (max 10 min presentations)
4:00 pmFinal activity
5:00 pmClosing Ceremony

Title (Draft)

Kanehekili Datathon

“Kanehekili is the name of the demi-god of thunder in Hawaiian culture. An example of Kane worship in the name of one of these lesser deities is illustrated in the description given by Kamakau of the place held by Kane-hekili (Kane in the thunder) as an aumakua on the island of Maui. Kane-hekili as god of thunder is associated with Kane-wawahi-lani (Kane breaking through heaven), Ka-uila-nui-maka-keha‘i-i-ka-lani (Lightning flashing in the heavens), Ka-hoali‘i, and other gods whose names suggest the lively phenomena of a thunderstorm.

Kane is one of the four main male gods in Hawaiian culture”

fresh water god


The first kahu who observed the kapus of these gods was named Hekili (Thunder). He lived at Papaʻaea in Hamakualoa, Maui. The land of Papaʻaea where this man was born is a place where thunder claps very loudly, with double claps, and there come flashes of lightning that smash to pieces the forest of ʻOʻopuloa.


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