Nestoria is an online property search engine used by more than 2.5 million Internet visitors a month. Nestoria manages a large database of millions of eligible property ads for sale and rent in 8 countries. Property ads are updated by the most relevant property portals on a daily or weekly basis. The ads, or listings, are presented online in sites by location and property type, as in this example.
Objective: find value in Nestoria's data using R: Nestoria and Lokku Labs are the proud sponsors of the 1st Data Analysis Contest Using R as part of the 3rd Conference of R Users in Madrid on November 17th and 18th of 2011. Nestoria and Lokku Labs aim to improve the understanding of the public of the value of its databases. The company aims to engage a few brilliant statisticians in the expectation that their work promotes the value of their house prices data.
The Winner will receive a cheque for 1,000€ and the Second Winner, a cheque for 500€, both in addition of a certificate of the granted award. The Judges might declare the prizes vacant and void if the quality or public interest is deemed insufficient by the sole and exclusive decision of the Judges.
Additionally, one or more of the contestants might be invited to a job interview in London, UK for a 3 months internship in the offices of the company. All contestants will be sent a certificate of their submission to the Contest with the title of their work.
The contest begins on July 18th 2011. It ends on October 15th 2011.
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