Feb 23-Apr 1, 2021 /// REGISTER NOW /// LOCATION: ONLINE

 

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OBJECTIVE OF THE DATATHON:

We have observed that scheduling C-17 squadron aircrew is overly time-consuming, manually intensive and increases the chance of human errors, causing unpredictability, and poor work-life balance. It also causes missed training opportunities, and ultimately inefficient use of resources.Our goal is to optimize short-term decisions while taking into account long-term second & third-order effects, ultimately decreasing the time required to prepare schedules, increasing the predictability for increased mission effectiveness.

WHAT IS PUCKBOARD:
Puckboard is a modern scheduling website that enables real time, collaborative scheduling, from anywhere in the world. Puckboard focuses on creating a great user experience for schedulers and crew members while automating time consuming tasks. The Puckboard project is led by a team of Airmen from TRON, a DoD software factory. TRON has partnered with the USAF/MIT AI Accelerator, Kessel Run Wing Operations Branch, and the Chief Data Office to incorporate lessons learned from this CDO Datathon into Puckboard.

OUTCOMES OF THE DATATHON:

Primary: Optimized process to wrangle ARMS data for use in Puckboard

Stretch: Associate what actually happened (ARMS) with planned events in Puckboard

Teams will be asked to associate people and events through model development; identify trends, correlations, or utilization rates from flight events & schedules.

PREREQUISITES:

  1. From a .mil network or VPN, go to the VAULT Data Platform URL – https://afdatalab.af.mil.
  2. Click “I accept” on the disclaimer page.
  3. Choose your CAC EMAIL certificate if you have one. If not, choose your regular CAC certificate. Then enter your PIN.
  4. Click the “Request an account” tile.
  5. If you used a certificate other than your Email certificate, you will be prompted to enter and confirm your email address.
  6. You will be taken to a confirmation page stating that you will receive an email confirmation when the account is ready. Wait for the email then try the link.
  7. If you have any questions or issues please contact afdv_ops@bah.com and reference Datathon.

PRINCIPLES OF THE DATATHON:

  • Adopt the "Getting to Yes" mentality
  • Cultivate an inclusive and judgment-free space
  • Encourage participants to be open-minded and fully present
  • Support outcome-driven, interpersonal collaboration

WHO MAY PARTICIPATE?

  • Active Duty, Reserve, or Guard
  • Air Force Civilians

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Be at the forefront of solving operational problems
  • Be a leader and change-maker in advancing the data culture within the USAF
  • Receive the official Datathon t-shirt 
  • Winners receive formal recognition from the Department of the Air Force Chief Data Officer
  • See your work in a live system used by aircrew today

 

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