Microsoft hosts Data Science Students Challenge in India

Bangalore, India, January 30, 2016: Microsoft in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore concluded the first ever Data Science Student Challenge (DSSC), a 24-hour global hackathon series, today. The hackathon was inaugurated on January 29th as a part of Pravega 2016, the annual festival by the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. The hackathon which witnessed participation from close to 200 students showcases Microsoft’s commitment to boost the ecosystem for Data Scientists in India by giving students the opportunity to learn and test their data analytical skills. As a part of the hackathon, students accessed open government data and derived insights from that dataset, using the power of data analytics. Along with the students, a team of senior Microsoft mentors were present onsite to support and guide participants to create…


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