What is the Kaggle competition?

The Data Science Dojo mentoring offering is a means for our students to expand and deepen the knowledge and skills they acquire from the bootcamp. Students form small teams and are paired with an experienced data scientist from industry as a mentor. The student team then tackles a public Kaggle competition with the advice of their mentor. Typically, students that get the most value from the mentoring offering have the following two characteristics: 1) The student has the ability to dedicate 8-10 hours a week post-bootcamp on the Kaggle competition. 2) The student could benefit from additional intensive hands-on work (e.g., the student’s current job doesn’t offer sufficient data science opportunities).

You can view the Kaggle mentoring terms & conditions, here.

Is there a deadline for the post-bootcamp Kaggle competition?

You have two months from completing the bootcamp to fill out the mentor request form and form a team with the other Sensei students to compete in a Kaggle competition.

Once you have found your team and have been assigned a mentor, the deadline for Kaggle competing in a Kaggle competition is dependent on which public data set you decide to work on. It’s best if you choose a data set that is set to expire more than 3 weeks out. Estimate that you will be working on your predictive model for up to 10 hours a week.

Can’t get into the Kaggle Competition?

  1. Are you using the same email address that you registered with?
    • (Note: The email address that you registered for the bootcamp with is the email address that we’ve allowed for the Kaggle Competition.
  2. Did you make sure to accept the Kaggle Invitation that was sent to your inbox?
    • Have you checked your spam folder?
    • Have you checked your promotions tab?
    • Are you using a company email?
  3. If the answer is yes to all of the questions above, please provide us with an alternate email address (i.e. personal–gmail, yahoo, outlook, hotmail, etc.) that we can add to your profile to ensure you receive the our invitation emails.

Is there a deadline for the post-bootcamp Kaggle competition?

You have two months from completing the bootcamp to fill out the mentor request form and form a team with the other Sensei students to compete in a Kaggle competition.

Once you have found your team and have been assigned a mentor, the deadline for Kaggle competing in a Kaggle competition is dependent on which public data set you decide to work on. It’s best if you choose a data set that is set to expire more than 3 weeks out. Estimate that you will be working on your predictive model for up to 10 hours a week.

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