Hackathons are the best way of learning
We frequently get requests from our participants and users for access to datasets of closed hackathons. It gives me immense pleasure to announce that we will be opening most of the past hackathons for community practice. To start with, we are opening 5 hackathons as practice problems for all our users. We will open up more in coming days.
The new hackathons will essentially be clones of the original hackathons with the replica of the following databases maintained:
Leaderboard: This is a new development as for these contests, the leaderboard would not be blank on launch but would be populated by the leaderboard from the original contest. Participants would be able to try training that model which they did not get the time to do during the contest and check whether it actually beats No 1 😉
Submissions: Anyone can freely participate in these contests. However, those who participated in the original contest would also be able to access the old submissions that they had made during the original contest.
What does it mean for you?
More Discussions! More Collaboration! More learning!: Original contests might have had constraints w.r.t. sharing and discussing approach or solutions. However, now all the solutions and approaches would be discussed openly by all participants. Users can use the facility of sharing approach, code on leaderboard and also use the discussion forum to collaborate on using various techniques to learn and compete.
Team Participation: Participants can form a team of 2 to attempt the problems in tandem and learn from each other’s mistakes or just build a wonderful ensemble model to beat that top score
It means DataHack is going to be lot more fun, lot more engagement and you don’t need to wait for the weekends to keep your learning going. You learn
New Practice Problems
5 exciting challenges awaiting you at the DataHack! Read on.
Practice Problem: Food Demand Forecasting Challenge
Practice Problem: HR Analytics Challenge
Practice Problem: Face Counting Challenge
Practice Problem: Identify the Sentiments
Practice Problem: Predict Number of Upvotes
I am personally very excited about this announcement and I am sure our community will love this.
More datasets, more learning, more solutions from experts => a tone of learning and fun! Do let us know how you feel about this and which problems would you attack first!