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Global Data Competition focused on Climate Change


This inaugural global data competition is focused on Climate Change and split into 22 regions around the world.



By Christophe Giraud-Carrier (BYU).

Global Data Competition 2015b
www.global-data-competition.com


This inaugural global data competition is focused on Climate Change and split into 22 regions around the world. The first phase is a predictive benchmarking competition.

The competition will be held in two phases. Each of which will have a scoring system that will allow solutions to be compared within the region it is submitted in. Competitors can compete on an individual, group (2-10 people), or organization (10+) level.

The first phase is a predictive benchmarking competition. We're trying to provide options here to compete on. The first is: A Binary Image Classification problem.

Code will be provided to help you get started. Another option directly related to Climate Change should be available soon.

There will be a link to submit your solutions to a Kaggle style/Real Time grading system. Submissions in this phase must include your full code. Multiple Submissions will be allowed. Your best submission will be benchmarked and your performance will award you points on a sliding scale.

The closer your team's prediction is to 100%, the more points you can receive for your team in your region. The higher your points, the higher your ranking title. (e.g. "Master" or "Participant").

The second phase will begin later in the Summer. Phase two will still be related to Climate Change. You will be tested on many aspects of Data Science. This phase encourages collaboration, as there are many skills within Big Data and Data Science and being the best at all of them... well, you get the point. You will be able to build on your overall ranking and title with points awarded in the second phase.

Details about the Global Data Competition are at:
www.global-data-competition.com/