Participating in a competition means gaining real-life experience and knowledge of Data Science and Machine Learning in our region. You will be able to access competitions according to your level and win prizes in dollars on a constant basis.
You will build a machine learning model based on the training data provided. You will send the model results for the test data set. Your solution will be automatically evaluated against the test data set using the evaluation metrics created for the competition. During the competition, you will be able to view your score on the public leaderboard, which displays the results of a portion of the test data. Your final score on the private leaderboard, which represents the result of your model evaluated against the remaining part of the test data set, will be revealed on the competition closing date.
Yes, anyone can join DataSource.ai and participate in our competitions. However, some competitions may reserve certain prize categories for data scientists living in Latin America. We do this to support and grow the community of data scientists in Latin America. Any such restrictions will be indicated in the specific rules of the competition.
During a competition, you will only submit the results of your model against a set of test data, not the code or model itself. However, if you win a contest and are eligible for a cash prize, you will be asked to submit your code.
The most accurate result against the test suite wins. Accuracy will be measured by an algorithm set out in the rules of the competition. Examples of the algorithms include: Mean Absolute Error, Weighted Mean Absolute Error, Root Mean Squared Error, Log Loss, Area Under Curve (AUC), Mean Average Precision. You will be ranked based on your best performance.
In most competitions, when you submit your solution (i.e. code/model), the copyright on the solution is transferred to DataSource.ai and/or the competition host. Please see the specific rules for each competition. Remember that in many competitions, shared data can only be used for competition purposes.
The leaderboard you see while the competition is open is the public leaderboard. For most competitions, unless otherwise stated, this leaderboard is based on a portion of the test data. When you submit, your submission is evaluated against this portion of the test data and you are ranked on the Public Leaderboard. The results you submit are also simultaneously ranked on a private classification table that uses the remaining test data. At the end of the competition, the private leaderboard will be made public. Prizes are awarded based on the results of the Private League Table.
Your score on the private leaderboard evaluates your model against a portion of a test data set that has not been revealed until the end of the competition. If your score on the public and private leaderboard differs drastically, it is likely that your model is overfitting.
No. For now, only individual participation is allowed. We'll be launching this feature soon.
In competitions with prize money, the number of points available is equal to the value of the prize money. For prize and point competitions, the top 10 winners receive a percentage of the points corresponding to their rank. The first place winner receives 100% of the points, the second place winner receives 90% of the points, the third place winner receives 80% of the points and so on. If it is a points-only competition (done to improve the knowledge of data scientists), the Competition Rules will dictate how the points are distributed.
Sponsoring companies can create competitions for the sole purpose of recruiting the best participant(s). It works exactly the same as competitions for cash prizes, or for points, except that the prize will be to enter into a recruitment process with the sponsoring company. This allows the companies to make a technical and efficient evaluation of the participants. And the data scientists will be able to demonstrate their real-world skills, even without a university degree, and enter work in top companies in the region.
Yes, you can still enter and receive a score. However, your score will not be reflected in the ranking table as it is sealed after a challenge is closed.
You can earn money if you solve the problem and you are in the first places!
You will be able to get a job demonstrating your real world skills.
You will be able to learn, have fun and rank in the best positions on the Leaderboard.
We have a platform capable of hosting competitions, uploading files, evaluating them and ranking the best results of the competition. You will also be able to know at all times your rankings and the rankigs of the other competitors.
You only have to worry about downloading the data provided in the competition by the company sponsoring the competition. Our platform is in charge of evaluating the model.Start Discovering
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