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What is the Academia Datathon?
The Academia Datathon is a weekend-long online competition where more than 100 students from several universities across 6 countries are challenged to work on one real-world business case.
Their mission is to build in 48 hours not only the best machine learning algorithms but also to build up their knowledge and expertise helped by mentors, experts and other like-minded students in the field coming from all over the world.
The most creative and precise solutions of the provided dataset for the challenge will be awarded by a world known jury.
The Academia Datathon is entirely held online and opened to the global community via our platform.
This is the top University Mentors team with huge experience in #Econometrics, #Statistics and #ComputerScience.
The Society Mentors
Data Science Society provided Domain Experts for the case to help you with setting up your workspace and also with the questions you might have during the development of your Data masterpiece solutions.
All times are in UTC time zone
Yes. It is not mandatory to have a team formed in order to participate. You will have a chance to form a team virtually up until the start of the Academia Datathon and it doesn't matter if it will be only with students of your University or if you prefer being part of an international team.
However, we advise you to register on the Academia Datathon as soon as possible in order to review the case and to start communicating with other participants in the DataChat in order to form your team.
Your team's solutions will be evaluated according to several criteria - statistical indicators, the resourcefulness of the solution (article) and creativity of visualization.
We are working on a solution for automatic scoring of results as a supplementary tool for the judgement process.
You can use the output data and other information provided to you in regard to solving the chosen case during the duration of the event. You must not use those for commercial purposes outside the event format and activities. With the registration for the Datathon, you agree to also provide your work (analysis, methodology, source code, etc) to the organizers for them to publish on the event page.
You need to register online and use Data.Platform. Follow Data.Chat discussions, form a team and monitor our online streaming.
You will submit your work as an article when the 48 hours of the challenge are over. After an evaluation, a list of finalists will be selected. The selected teams will present their cases via Hangouts or Data.Chat.
Please register at Data.Platform and start browsing the case and other registered participants. You will be able to form a team with ease once you have chosen a case to work on.
We also advise you to take a look at the profiles of other participants and start using the Data.Chat. This is a good way to find other experts that would like to work with you.
If you already have obtained a ticket with your university code in the registration, you will receive an email with instructions. You can then start think about the case and to browser other registered participants if you still don`t have a team to participate with.
The registration will end one week before the event on April 20th 2018.
Even if you don't participate you can later check the Datathon solutions and review what other participants have achieved.
General Terms of Participation
With your registration, you accept the following conditions: