KDD Cup 2014 – Predicting Excitement at DonorsChoose.org

Predict which Donor Choose projects will be exciting. 2014 edition of KDD Cup, the first data mining competition, is on Kaggle. Submissions due June 15.

KDD Cup 2014 KDD Cup 2014 - Predicting Excitement at Donors Choose
Submissions due July 15, 2014.

Predict funding requests that deserve an A+

DonorsChoose DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need through school donations. At any time, thousands of teachers in K-12 schools propose projects requesting materials to enhance the education of their students. When a project reaches its funding goal, they ship the materials to the school.

The 2014 KDD Cup asks participants to help Donors Choose identify projects that are exceptionally exciting to the business, at the time of posting. While all projects on the site fulfill some kind of need, certain projects have a quality above and beyond what is typical. By identifying and recommending such projects early, they will improve funding outcomes, better the user experience, and help more students receive the materials they need to learn.

Successful predictions may require a broad range of analytical skills, from natural language processing on the need statements to data mining and classical supervised learning on the descriptive factors around each project.

Participate at https://www.kaggle.com/c/kdd-cup-2014-predicting-excitement-at-donors-choose

About KDD

KDD 2014 is a premier interdisciplinary conference that brings together researchers and practitioners from all aspects of data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data. This year's KDD features 4 keynotes, 151 Research Track papers, 44 Industry & Government Track papers, 24 workshops, 12 tutorials, and more.