In order to provide global collaboration and accommodate local differences, there are 22 global regions in which participants will register. Use the map to determine in which region a given country is located.
You may compete in one of three types of teams:
- Individuals (1 person operating alone)
- Groups (2-10 people working on a team)
- Organizations (more than 10 people working on a team)
Groups and Organizations may have a common affiliation (Governments, Schools, Communities, Companies) or may just be a bunch of Individuals.
In order to accommodate global differences, all regions will have at least one Judge and one Consul located within the region. There will also be an Ambassador for each region in order to provide additional support. The Ambassador is located in or near Utah in the western United States.
One of the major goals of this competition is to help everyone learn more about data science. Thus, all of the results will be shared openly.
- All submitted code must be able to be shared openly.
- Proprietary code that cannot be shared cannot be used.
- Both your results and your code will be evaluated and shared as part of the competition.
Judging Criteria will include both review of solution and, where applicable, the relevance to climate change.
Phase 1 will be a Predictive Analytics problem with a Bench Marking system scored on a bell-curve. Phase 2 will test you on "All" other things Data Science.
Phase 1 will have around 900 points possible for the top competitor. Phase 2 will have 1700 points possible.
Titles will be awarded based on the total number of points you or your team scores. Those titles can be used to boast or for career progression by posting the title on LinkedIn (or related places), Resumes (Curriculum Vitae), Web Sites, Git Repositories, Blogs, etc.
The more people that compete, the better. So invite friends, organizations and user groups!
Points Title Level
2600 Grand Master
2100 - 2599 Senior Master
1600 - 2099 Master
1100 - 1599 Expert
600 - 1099 Advanced
400 - 599 Intermediate
1 - 399 Participant
Learn more about the competition in this Prezi presentation.
Utah Geek Events is one of the main sponsors. Check out their YouTube Channel.
Big Data Utah is another main sponsor. They held an Air Quality Competition in 2014.