Data Science Game 2016 has begun! Until July 10, 2016, students from around the world are invited to compete in this qualifying event via the online platform Kaggle and win a spot in the final competition, a two-day hackathon to take place on September 10 and 11, 2016. Only the 20 best teams will participate in the hackathon on Capgemini Group’s international training campus near Paris.
So far, 143 teams from 28 countries and 50 different universities* have signed up for the qualifying round and are working on an image recognition solution involving the use of big data. The 20 teams whose algorithms score the highest in terms of predictive power will qualify for the big finale.
Data Science Game represents the cutting edge of data science and is supported by three major partners:
- Capgemini, a global leader in digital consulting and IT services, is organizing and hosting the competition at its international training campus, Les Fontaines;
- Microsoft will provide participants with access to its cloud computing platform, Microsoft Azure, offering them a secure IT environment that is particularly suited to the storage and analysis of large amounts of data;
- AXA, leading global insurance brand, will bring its expertise to the table through its Data Innovation Lab, set up in 2014 to create value for its customers using the data stored on their behalf;
Who will dethrone the Russian team from Moscow State University, the 2015 champions?