Update/Opinion: I competed at tamuhack
This was my third hackathon! I built a web app that constructs a spotify playlist in your library with music you’ve never listened to based on the artists you are most frequently listening to. It did not work so well because I developed the algorithim myself and ran with my first iteration of it, but I learend a bit about OAuth, which was the hardest part. I’d really recommend hackathons to students interested in data science, it’s important to develop your skills that are necessary to complete data science but aren’t machine learning (e.g. calling an API).
Picutred: I (right) show my friends Nathan (left) and Nick (center) a demo of my working product.