We start at the Irish College Leuven for the welcome presentation. Next, you will attend the workshop that will be spread out in the city centre of Leuven. After the workshop, you will be asked to be again at the Irish College Leuven for the challenge introduction. Then, together we will move to the OHL stadium in which all the afternoon activities, including the actual challenge and dining, are held.

Don’t worry – learning is a huge part of the D4GC and Emergent experience. You will receive a free Datacamp license after the registration, and you may develop your programming language (e.g. Python, R) with their built-in courses. Besides, on the day of the event, we will provide workshops on all subjects and mentors to answer questions and help teams. In case you register alone of in pairs of two, we will do our best to find a team that is the most complementary to your skill(s). The challenge and prize categories are designed to include multiple aspects so everyone can contribute and show off his/her skill.

Of course! Just let us know via a personal mail to Emergent and we’ll make sure you are teamed up together. You will still officially have to register as “two separate pairs” though.

Our event will be held in English, as such all information will be announced in English and participants will be expected to pitch their solutions in English.

You will need to pitch your ideas to corporate judges. We would recommend a smart casual attire!

No, any student can participate. But you need to be a student at a higher education institution to participate (studying a bachelors, masters, PhD, etc). You will also need to come to Leuven to participate on the challenge day itself.

Just a laptop, access to campus wifi, and excitement for the challenge will be sufficient 🙂

Food is provided throughout the whole day for participants!

Participating is free!

The topic of the challenge will be introduced on the day of the challenge itself. Working on the problem before the day is not possible.

Feel free to reach out to us through our socials or use the email provided in the Contact page!

So you all have to register individually. If you want to particpate with other people you can give up the email address(es) of either 1 or 3 other participants. This way we will never have to match a group of 3 with 1 other individual so it won’t be too awkward ;). So either you have formed a group of 4 or 2 or you registered alone. Pairs will be paired with either another pair or 2 indiviuals. An individual will thus be paired with either 3 other individuals or 1 individual and a pair.

We will do the matching based on your background information. We will look at your industry preferences, your study phase & your skill set.