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KBR Team Participates in Project:Hack 10

September 29, 2021

KBR Team Participates in Project:Hack 10

Three members of KBR’s Advisory Consulting team recently spent a weekend taking on Project:Hack 10, a hackathon-style event bringing together analysts, engineers, and industry professionals to solve real world data challenges.

Paul Church, Ted Stephenson, and Tom Vick have been developing their skills in software programming, app development, automation, and data science by participating in a “Project Data Analyst Academy”. The course finale, Project:Hack 10, put these skills to the test with a 32-hour Hackathon. Paul, Ted, and Tom teamed up with other participants to take on the “article web scraping tool for opportunity monitoring” challenge. The team developed a tool that automatically scrapes information from a pre-defined list of client websites. The data was processed into summaries through the natural language processing model, GPT-3. Once a list of email recipients and their topics of interest have been identified, Microsoft Power Automate is used to automatically send out weekly “Opportunity Update” emails. Each recipient receives a list of customized article summaries covering any publications released in the previous week that are relevant to their chosen topics. From there, the recipients can choose to follow a link to read more about a particularly interesting article, or alternatively, alter their tailored keywords to tweak the blend of information that is being emailed to them.
   —Please visit https://www.kbr.com/en/insights-events/stories/kbr-graduates-code-their-way-finish-line-project-hack10 to read more about this.