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Ready, Set, Go! WiDS Datathon Launches Today

The 2nd Annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Datathon is launching today, January 29, 2019! In advance of the March 4, 2019 Global WiDS Conference, the Global WiDS Team, the West Big Data Innovation Hub, and the WiDS Datathon Committee have been working with Planet and Figure Eight to bring a dataset of high-resolution satellite imagery to participants, building awareness about deforestation and oil palm plantations.

We invite you to build a team, hone your data science skills, and join us in this predictive analytics challenge focused on social impact. Check out this blogpost to learn more about the datathon, the significance of oil palm, and how to get started.

WiDS Datathon 2019 will last until February 27, 2019. Winners will be announced at the WiDS Conference at Stanford University on March 4, 2019.


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