Kunal Jain — May 15, 2018
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Introduction

All of a sudden, data is everywhere and growing exponentially. “Data Scientist” has become THE MOST sought after job of the 21st century. The demand is so high that Gartner predicts there will be a shortfall of 100,000 data scientists in the job market by 2020.

But there are just not enough data literate people around. The gap between what the industry demands of data scientists and the skills & knowledge that students out of college currently have is huge. This is where Analytics Vidhya is making a big difference.

We are happy to announce the launch of Student DataFest 2018, the ultimate learning guide for students looking to step into the world of Data Science. The aim of the Student DataFest 2018 is to help students bridge the gap between their college education and industry expectations. Student DataFest 2018 will enable students to learn, engage, compete and get hired in this super competitive world of data science.

Are you ready to step up your game and carve a niche for yourself in the demanding yet utterly fulfilling world of data science? Enrol in the Student DataFest today and take your first step towards becoming a data scientist!

 

How can I participate in Student DataFest 2018?

You need to be a student* to participate in the Student DataFest 2018. Additionally, students who get their profiles verified will be able to avail our comprehensive ‘Introduction to Data Science’ course and get listed on the hackathon leaderboard (more on these in the next sections). So, what are you waiting for? Get your profile verified here!

Student DataFest is open to all students who are graduating on or after 15th May 2018.

*This includes undergraduates, students currently enrolled in a Masters course and research students

 

What will I get to learn in Student DataFest 2018?

After your student profile is verified, you will get online access to the “Introduction to Data Science” course, specially curated for students and taught by experienced instructors from Analytics Vidhya. This course is being offered to all verified students free of cost. Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to learn one of the hottest subjects in today’s global job market!

The online course consists of three modules – Python, Statistics and Modelling. These modules will be taught over a span of 8 weeks. You will also be tested on your knowledge after each module, from MCQs to challenging skilltests.

During the Student DataFest 2018, you will also get the chance to hear from industry leaders. We will be hosting a series of webinars where you will understand the data science landscape from the industry’s perspective, as well as gain an understanding of how to do well in machine learning competitions. Also, you will get to learn how to crack data science interviews with top companies.

 

The “Ultimate” Student Hackathons

The buck doesn’t just stop at learning; for the resolute and strong-willed individuals, the ultimate test comes in the form of 2 hackathons – “The Data Identity” and “The Data Supremacy”!

“The Data Identity” will test your data science learning to the limit and enable you to innovate and find new solutions. It’s the perfect case of learning through practice. This challenge will help you understand how far you’ve come and how much you still have to learn!

“The Data Supremacy” will be the ultimate battleground for aspiring data scientists! The aim of this hackathon is to let your imagination guide you to push the boundaries of your knowledge and skills in this field. Use your data science skillset to hack and innovate and climb your way to the top of the student leaderboard rankings on Analytics Vidhya. By the end of this competition, your appetite for data science will have grown exponentially!

Remember, the private leaderboard will only be available for verified students so don’t forget to enrol yourself here.

 

Prizes and Career Opportunities

There are plenty of prizes on offer adding to a total amount of Rs 1,50,000 just in cash prizes! The winners of the learning hackathon, The Data Identity, will take home Rs. 50,000, while the gladiators of the ultimate student hackathon, “The Data Supremacy”, stand to win Rs. 1 lakh!

The most promising students will also be given internship interview opportunities with Analytics Vidhya and some of the other top companies working in the field of data science.

Perform well on the MCQs and skilltests of the ‘Introduction to Data Science’ course, and you will also receive a certificate from Analytics Vidhya!

 

Are there any pre-requisites?

None! Just ensure you have a working computer and an internet connection – we will guide you during the rest of this amazing journey. 🙂

 

If you have any questions regarding this event, please use the comments section below to let us know. Happy learning and happy winning!

 

About the Author

Kunal Jain

Kunal is a post graduate from IIT Bombay in Aerospace Engineering. He has spent more than 10 years in field of Data Science. His work experience ranges from mature markets like UK to a developing market like India. During this period he has lead teams of various sizes and has worked on various tools like SAS, SPSS, Qlikview, R, Python and Matlab.

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29 thoughts on "Launching Student DataFest 2018 – The Largest Student Machine Learning Festival"

Achyuth Kumar Chaganti
Achyuth Kumar Chaganti says: May 15, 2018 at 10:34 pm
I wrote my B.tech c.se final year semester exams and last exam date is 21 April, 2018. So, what graduation date I have to give for my student verification to participate in student datafest? Reply
Rick
Rick says: May 16, 2018 at 5:14 am
Hi man! Im already a graduate and want to join this curriculum is there any other way to join? Because form is asking for institution or school and i already graduated. Pls help me Reply
Sudeep
Sudeep says: May 16, 2018 at 8:46 am
If I am no more into college can I be the part of datafest 2018 ? Reply
Bhaskar Gokak
Bhaskar Gokak says: May 16, 2018 at 10:13 am
Hi Team, Is this fest only applicable to students or also to working people like me ? Please let me know. Thank you very much. Regards, Bhaskar Reply
Pranav Dar
Pranav Dar says: May 16, 2018 at 10:29 am
Hi Sudeep, Unfortunately not. As mentioned in the above announcement, "Student DataFest is open to all students who are graduating on or after 15th May 2018". However, you can check out our practice hackathons on the DataHack platform: https://datahack.analyticsvidhya.com/contest/all/ You can also view AV's training catalogue and enrol yourself for the training which suits you best: trainings.analyticsvidhya.com Reply
Pranav Dar
Pranav Dar says: May 16, 2018 at 10:43 am
Hi Rick, As mentioned in the announcement, "Student DataFest is open to all students who are graduating on or after 15th May 2018". This event is exclusively for students only who are eligible via this criteria. However, you can check out our practice hackathons on the DataHack platform. These are excellent challenges for honing your Data Science skills. https://datahack.analyticsvidhya.com/contest/all/ You can also view AV's training catalogue and enrol yourself for the training which suits you best: trainings.analyticsvidhya.com Reply
Sammy
Sammy says: May 16, 2018 at 11:05 am
When will I be able to access "Into to Data Science" course after getting my profile verified? Reply
Marwan Almomani
Marwan Almomani says: May 16, 2018 at 11:19 am
hello there, is there any other similar learning opportunity for non students??? Reply
Aishwarya Singh
Aishwarya Singh says: May 16, 2018 at 11:57 am
Hi Bhaskar, This is applicable only for students. However, you can check out our practice hackathons on the >DataHack platform Reply
Aishwarya Singh
Aishwarya Singh says: May 16, 2018 at 12:06 pm
Hi, The student verification should mention that you are graduating on or after 15th May 2018. Reply
Yamini
Yamini says: May 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm
What is the last date to apply? Reply
Arun
Arun says: May 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm
Hi "open to all students who are graduating on or after 15th May 2018". Reply
Rohit
Rohit says: May 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm
I have completed my B.tech final year semester exams on April 17 so what date should I mention in my student verification process for data fest Reply
Aishwarya Singh
Aishwarya Singh says: May 17, 2018 at 9:53 am
Hi Rohit, Your student verification should mention that you are graduating on or after May 15, 2018. Reply
Aishwarya Singh
Aishwarya Singh says: May 17, 2018 at 10:02 am
Hi, You can check out the AV's training page and enroll yourself for the course that suits you best. Reply
Aishwarya Singh
Aishwarya Singh says: May 17, 2018 at 10:36 am
Hi Yamini, The course duration is 2 months and you can apply anytime during this period. Although, the skill-tests will not be live for the whole duration, so I suggest you should enroll yourself soon. Happy Learning! Reply
Aishwarya Singh
Aishwarya Singh says: May 17, 2018 at 12:58 pm
Hi, Are you able to access the course now? Reply
krishna anand
krishna anand says: May 17, 2018 at 10:24 pm
How to access course modules after student profile is verified ? Reply
Nidhi
Nidhi says: May 17, 2018 at 11:03 pm
Can we able to solve these hackathon (data identify and data supremacy) after completing this training in duration of 2 months Reply
Swatie
Swatie says: May 18, 2018 at 4:39 am
Hi, I recently graduated in Dec 2017 from US. Is it possible to enroll in the student fest? Is there a slightest possibility to extend this Student Datafest to recent graduates? Your help is appreciated. Thanks! Reply
Pranav Chaudhary
Pranav Chaudhary says: May 18, 2018 at 7:27 am
I got my student profile verified, but still got no access to "Intro to Data Science", it still shows I have to enroll by paying fees for the same course. Reply
Aishwarya Singh
Aishwarya Singh says: May 18, 2018 at 10:45 am
Hi Swatie, As mentioned in the announcement, “Student DataFest is open to all students who are graduating on or after 15th May 2018”. This event is exclusively for students only who are eligible via this criteria. Reply
Aishwarya Singh
Aishwarya Singh says: May 18, 2018 at 10:51 am
Hi Pranav, After your profile is verified, you will get a mail regarding the details for accessing the course. If you do not receive the same within a day, please let us know and we will look into it further. Reply
Aishwarya Singh
Aishwarya Singh says: May 18, 2018 at 10:54 am
Hi Krishna, After your profile is verified, you will get a mail regarding the details for accessing the course. If you do not receive the same within a day, please let us know and we will look into it further. Reply
Aishwarya Singh
Aishwarya Singh says: May 18, 2018 at 11:47 am
Hi Nidhi, If you are a student, you can participate in the hackathons during the datafest itself. Reply
Nishant
Nishant says: May 18, 2018 at 5:32 pm
I will be graduating in 2020 with Masters (in fact i am a dual degree student). Can you confirm if i am eligible Reply
Prem Kumar
Prem Kumar says: May 18, 2018 at 6:57 pm
I also want to participate in this. I have done B.Tech in 2017. But this is only for who are going to graduate after may 2018. Why can't I apply ? Reply
shubham shukla
shubham shukla says: September 08, 2018 at 1:00 pm
I got my student profile verified, but still got no access to “Intro to Data Science”, it still shows I have to enroll by paying fees for the same course Reply
Aishwarya Singh
Aishwarya Singh says: September 09, 2018 at 10:28 pm
Hi shubham, As mentioned in the blog, the student datafest was active for 8 weeks starting May 15. If you wish to take the course, you will have to enroll in the course Reply

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