As a data scientist, you want the chance to practice consistently and also learn as much as you can about what is going on in the real-life. Companies have quickly discovered that the Kaggle platform is the easiest way to access the most committed and brilliant minds in the data science industry. Here are few useful tips for companies intending to host competitions on Kaggle.
It is not outsourcing; it is a continuous process of improving your algorithm and models by world’s brilliant minds in real time. Please allocate skilled people before, during and after the competition. You need to check data inconsistency before launching the competition. Do write a clear description of the problem. Be responsive in the forum and do not give extra information to Kagglers that would make them confuse or over fit the solution.
Kaggle has succeeded in bringing together some of the most talented and brilliant minds in data science in one platform. This is the perfect opportunity for companies to solve world-class problems that can help them elevate their level of customer delivery. Additionally, it is also a chance to use Kagglers skills to solve community problems ranging from health to security. For companies to succeed in achieving feasible algorithms that will actually solve problems they need to develop and launch viable data sets that help the contributors develop models that can actually work and solve the problem for the real-world. Here are few tips to develop datasets.
Define clearly is the first and arguably the most important step when it comes to developing a data set. It entails identifying a valuable machine learning problem that you already have information (data) for. Once you have all the meaningful data you need, the next step is to scope it out for Kaggle users. With the help of Kaggle experts, you will be able to refine the problem statement and structure the data in a way that gives you the best and most effective model.
Kaggle offers consulting services to prepare and launch your competition. The knowledgeable and experienced staff will help you in every single step. By structuring the problem for the rest of the world will give you an opportunity to look at your own problem differently and will force you to think of creative ways to solve it.
Once you launch the competition, please do take time out to participate in the forums regularly. This is an essential step in getting a viable solution for your problem by engaging in the forums and reviewing the submitted and shared code. It is fun to watch the scores improve instantly on a live board for the problems you have been working for years.
You also receive the winning entry code and get the chance to do the follow-up and knowledge transfer calls with the winning teams. Companies can also make an offer to hire the best participants on the leader board.
If you like to learn data sciences and machine learning while solving the real-world industry problems, Kaggle in your only option. I welcome you to the world of Kaggle and promise we will have a fun time together.
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