This year’s workshop is organized by:
The WiDS Datathon workshop consists of a data science/machine learning tutorial followed by a team-based practical session focused on a single data science task. In this workshop:
We invite all participants with a strong interest in data science!
Programming experience as well as some previous training in probability, statistics and mathematics is helpful. But we welcome participants from all backgrounds!
This year the workshop will be held remotely, over two consecutive Saturdays in February:
Febrauary 20th, 10am-3pm (with a one hour lunch break)
Febrauary 27th, 10am-3pm (with a one hour lunch break)
The technical content for the workshop will be delivered via a series of pre-recorded videos and related exercises. During the workshop meetings, participants will form teams and work on the datathon challenge with the guidance of mentors and organizers.
Since the 2021 Datathon workshop will be happening virtually, pedagogical materials addressing the technical background necessary for the Datahon challenge will be delivered through pre-recorded videos and structured notebooks. We’ve prepared instructional materials with a range of different depths. We ask that participants review the materials that are complementary to their backgrounds before coming to the workshop: