Knowledgefeed vol. 30: How to get into Kaggle?

Our next meetup is dedicated to Kaggle community. Two seasoned Kagglers share their experiences and tricks with you about how to start with Kaggle and how to be successful in Kaggle Competitions.

Doors open at 18:00. Hope to see you there!

Kaggle is one of the largest online communities for data scientists specifically known for their competitions where participants aim to solve data science challenges. Kaggle has a long history of varying types of competitions from different areas such as medicine, finance, scientific research, or sports focusing on different types of data and prediction problems such as tabular data, time series, NLP, or computer vision.
In this meetup, Philipp and Dmitry who are one of the top contenders on Kaggle and usually compete together under the name “The Zoo”, will give an introduction and an overview of their journey. In detail, they will cover the following topics:

– What is Kaggle?
– What types of competitions do exist on Kaggle?
– Overview of competitions “The Zoo” participated
– Short overview of utilized methods and main principles
– Where and how can you start to compete?

SPEAKERS

Philipp Singer currently works as a data scientist in UNIQA Insurance Group. Previously, he was working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Data Science Lab of GESIS. Philipp obtained a PhD in computer science with honors at the Technical University of Graz where he also finished his Master studies in Software Development and Business Management. During his career he has obtained several awards including multiple winning and top placements on Kaggle as well as several scientific honors such as a best paper award at the renowned World Wide Web Conference. Kaggle profile: https://www.kaggle.com/philippsinger

Dmitry Gordeev currently works as a data scientist in UNIQA Insurance Group. He holds a master degree in data mining and has in-depth experience of machine learning applications in financial institutes, focused on risk management and credit scoring. He has a track record of multiple winning and top placements in kaggle competitions, currently possessing a title of kaggle competitions grandmaster. Kaggle profile: https://www.kaggle.com/dott1718

AGENDA

18:00-18:30 get together
18:30-18:40 intro speech VDSG
18:40-19:40 talks
19:40-NA socializing

For Location and RSVP follow the link: https://www.meetup.com/Vienna-Data-Science-Group-Meetup/events/266382385/

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