London Data Science Workshop – Data Science Hackathon
Hello All Data Hackers
It’s time for another data science hackathon, which will be held on Saturday November 23rd. The hackathon allows data enthusiasts to come together to form teams and work on competitions from Kaggle (https://www.kaggle.com/) and other data science competition platforms. All levels from complete novices to experienced data scientists are welcome at the meetup. The most important element is your enjoyment of data science.
A huge thank you to New Day Ltd who are kindly hosting us for this event at 7 Handyside Street, London N1C 4DC, very close to King’s Cross station.
If you want to see what Kaggle competitions are currently available, check them out here (https://www.kaggle.com/competitions), alternatively there are also some at Driven Data (https://www.drivendata.org/competitions/). If you are a newcomer to data science, please check out the Titanic (https://www.kaggle.com/c/titanic) tutorials — there will be a Kaggle 101 group during the hackathon where this is often explored. Also, if you know of any other data science competitions or have any other projects don’t be shy! You’re welcome to work on them and get others involved on the day or through our Slack channel (http://datascienceworkshop.slack.com/), for which auto-enrolment is available here (https://launchpass.com/datascienceworkshop).
Our rough agenda is:
• Arrival from 10.00am for tea/coffee and project discussions
• At 10.30am, form teams to start hacking away at data science competitions
• Break for pizza around 1.00pm
• Start hacking again!
• Lightning talks from 4:30pm.
We look forward to seeing you there — London Data Science workshop organisers
• What to bring: Laptop with an R and/or Python environment.