The 3rd Annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Datathon competition is now live on Kaggle! Hone your data science skills by joining teams in a predictive analytics competition focused on social impact.
This year, the WiDS Datathon 2020 focuses on patient health through data from MIT’s GOSSIS (Global Open Source Severity of Illness Score) initiative. This dataset includes more than 130,000 hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) visits from patients spanning a one-year timeframe. The datathon challenge is to use these data to predict patient survival. You can learn more in this datathon launch article.
The WiDS Datathon aims to inspire women worldwide to get involved in data science, and to create a supportive environment for women to connect with others in their community. The datathon is open to individuals or teams comprised of at least 50% women. Team members can participate remotely and include anyone from those new to data science to veterans of the field.
How to Get Started
- Register for the datathon. At the end of your registration you will be provided a link to the competition on Kaggle.
- Create your account on kaggle.com and read through the datathon details and FAQ.
- Form a team with new collaborators! Connect with potential teammates on the Kaggle forums, at an in-person team formation or datathon-focused event hosted by WiDS Ambassadors like the UC Davis DataLab, and through social media with #WiDSDatathon.
- Join the WiDS Datathon mailing list to make sure you receive news, announcements, and datathon tutorials. https://widsconference.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=61c83c789d19bc2bcdf0e666f&id=b2eeb279f9
- Check out some tutorials and learning resources to help you get started: https://www.widsconference.org/datathon-resources.html
The Datathon closes February 24th, 2020. Winners will be announced at the WiDS Conference on March 2, 2020, at Stanford University and online via livestream, Facebook Live, and YouTube Live.