Introduction to Women in Data Science datathons


December 5, 2019 12:00 pm EST

“A datathon is a data-focused hackathon — given a dataset and a limited amount of time, participants are challenged to use their creativity and data science skills to build, test, and explore solutions. Try something new, apply what you know, learn from other participants, and improve your data science skills along the way!”
“The WiDS Datathon 2020 will focus on health data, highlighting the importance of data ethics and privacy. Further details, including when the data, guidelines, and prizes will be published on Kaggle will be sent out via email, Slack, and on social media.
The WiDS Datathon 2019 featured an image classification challenge, asking participants to predict if there is an oil palm plantation in each chip of the image. More than 200 teams participated, with winners hailing from 6 countries over three continents. Winners were announced at WiDS Stanford on March 4, 2019.”
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Men can also participate in WiDS competitions, but each team must be at least half female.

This event will introduce attendees to WiDS Datathons and showcase some Machine Learning tools that can help to tackle Datathon challenges.
Shatabdi and Svetlana participated in the last two WiDS datathons and will share their experience.
Please bring your laptops, and you can learn how to collaborate on your ML challenges using free IBM Cloud accounts and Watson Studio.

Lunch will be provided, most likely pizza.

71 S. Wacker Dr., 6th floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606, United States