Kaggle Connect Data Science Consulting
Kaggle Connect is a consulting platform that connects companies to the top Kaggle competitors.
On March 5, 2013 Kaggle announced Kaggle Connect: Data Science Consulting via Kaggle, which is a consulting platform connecting an invite-only talent pool of top Kaggle competitors with companies that have big data problems.
To become a member of Connect, a Data Scientist must demonstrate consistently high performance across multiple competitions, as well as stellar performance in a particular area of expertise.
Here is a Map of Kaggle_connect_members
Kaggle Connect has already begun booking clients and has several projects currently running.
To support the Connect program, Kaggle is also introducing
- Private Analysis Environment: Connect clients upload their data to a secure VM that can only be accessed by the contracted data scientist, who can use any tools within the environment, but cannot export the data.
- Workbench: Kaggle's dev group has been building out a suite of tools incorporating the best practices from competitions and in-house to get a raw dataset into an immediately usable form.