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Random walk of the penguins

The goal of this data science competition was to reach out to the data science community to build a model that predicts penguin populations.

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Now live: a new kind of data challenge

Just this week we launched a new $100,000 challenge where competition-tested algorithms are just the beginning.

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Random Walk of the Penguins - Benchmark

Penguins are so adorable! Here's our first pass at predicting penguin populations in Antarctica.

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DengAI: Predicting Disease Spread - Benchmark

We're launching a new competition to forecast the spread of dengue.

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Why Elections Are a Terrible Showcase for Data Science

The 2016 election was a bad showcase for the powers of data science.

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Trying to Get It Right when Everyone was Wrong

The best we can do with the polls.

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America's Next Top (Statistical) Model - Benchmark

We're launching a new competition for forecasting the 2016 presidential election.

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Meet the winners of the safe aging challenge

See how DrivenData's Top Modelers managed to predict activities from sensor data

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SciPy 2016: "Data Science is Software" tutorial

Video footage of Peter and Isaac from their pilgrimage to SciPy 2016

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Visualizing a Future for Fog Nets

Meet the folks who used their data visualization and modeling skills to help Dar Si Hamd!

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There's no place like $HOME

We're launching a new competition for safe aging at home generously sponsored by AARP Foundation

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Building the best naïve bees classifier!

These are the people who were best able to distinguish honeybees from bumblebees and how they did it.

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Cloudy with a chance of models

We're excited to launch a new competition with our partner Dar Si Hmad and sponsor Tableau Foundation.

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Announcing the results of our Keeping It Fresh competition

See who kept it the freshest — meet the winners of the Keeping It Fresh competition.

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Bumble bee or honey bee?

We're excited to launch a new comeptition with our partner Metis. The question at hand is: can you identify a bee as a honey bee or a bumble bee?

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An interview with "Countable Care" winner Gilberto Titericz Jr.

We got a chance to hear from Gilberto Titericz Jr., our Countable Care 1st place finisher. He answered some of our questions about himself, the competition, and data science in general.

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From raw Yelp reviews to a model of hygiene violations (in 3 easy steps)

We were so excited about our new civic innovation competition we couldn't help but get started ourselves! The goal for this competition is to use data from Yelp restaurant reviews to narrow the search for health code violations in Boston. Competitors will have access to historical hygiene violation records from the City of Boston — a leader in open government data — and Yelp's consumer reviews. The challenge: Figure out the words, phrases, ratings, and patterns that predict violations, and help public health inspectors do their job better.

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Help cities keep it fresh

Can you use the patterns, words, and phrases in Yelp reviews of restaurants to predict the number of hygeine violations that city health inspectors uncover?

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The Countable Care competition heats up

We're now about 2 weeks into the "Countable Care: Modeling Women's Health Care Decisions" competition, and things are heating up!

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An interview with "Box Plots for Education" winner Quoc Le

We recently got a chance to pick the brain of Quoc Le, our Box-Plots for Education 1st place finisher. He answered some of our questions about himself, the competition, and data science in general.

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