november, 2019

08nov(nov 8)7:00 pm10(nov 10)2:00 pmAirhockey RL hackathonEvent location moved to Ghent Event Organized By: ML6 Event Type :Meetup

Event Details

After the astrohack & music hackathon, it’s time for our third hackathon :-)! This time, you will be able to make your own reinforcement lea

Reinforcement learning agents that can beat human players in games have been in the news a lot of times. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make one yourself? This hackathon is all about that :-)!

No need to be an airhockey champion or RL expert. We will start the hackathon by explaining the context & will also provide you with code for a minimal RL agent that is able to play the airhockey game. If you want to get some basics about reinforcement learning, certainly checkout these talks:


and relevant blogpost:


You are welcome the weekend of November 9 at DigitYser. The hackathon ends on Sunday. The winner will be the group that can create the RL that is able to beat all the other agents.


  • Friday 08/11 19.00: opening hackathon and forming teams
  • Friday 08/11 19.30: explanation of problem and walkthrough to the sample code
  • Friday 08/11 20.15: official start hackathon
  • Sunday 10/11 12.30: end of hackathon
  • Sunday 10/11 13.30: ranking of the teams & live combat between the finalists to determine the winner
  • Sunday 10/11 14.00: end of award ceremony


8 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 10 (Sunday) 2:00 pm



Esplanade Oscar Van De Voorde 1