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Kaggle

Kaggle is the world’s largest community of data scientists. They compete with each other to solve complex data science problems, using the latest and varied applications of machine learning. Kaggle provides cutting-edge business results to companies of all sizes, especially in the Energy sector. The company also has a track-record of solving real-world problems across an array of industries including life sciences, financial services, aviation, information technology, and retail.

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Kaggle Masters Competitions

Kaggle provides the same platform as with its public competitions, except that access is limited only to an elite group of Kaggle players who have demonstrated consistent top-performing results. Each participant is background checked and subject to an NDA. This kind of competition is most suitable for large companies with sensitive datasets.

Kaggle Public Competitions

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Competitions allow organizations to post their data and a specific prediction problem to be answered competitively by the world’s best data scientists.

Participants in the competition experiment with different statistical techniques to produce the best models. For most competitions, submissions are scored immediately (based on their predictive accuracy, relative to a hidden solution file) and summarized on a live leaderboard. After the deadline passes, the host organization pays prize money to the winner(s) in exchange for the winning models.

Kaggle offers consulting services to help the competition host prepare the data, frame the competition, anonymize their data, and integrate the winning model into their operations.

Kaggle-in-Class

Kaggle-in-Class allows instructors to host data prediction competitions for their students. Competitions are a great way to engage students, giving them the opportunity to put into practice what they learn in their courses. Kaggle-in-Class competitions are restricted to students in a class, and are ideal for university projects. Best of all, they’re free to run!

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  1. Index And Khosla Lead $11M Round In Kaggle, A Platform For Data Modeling Competitions (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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