Microsoft hosts student data science hackathon event at IISc Bengaluru

Microsoft’s student data science hackathon event winners with Yogesh Simmhan, Assistant Professor, Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru (extreme right).Microsoft press kit US technology major Microsoft, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), had organised the first ever Data Science Student Challenge (DSSC) hackathon in Bengaluru. The event was part of IISc’s annual college festival Pravega 2016, which witnessed close to 200 college students’ participation from across the country. It kicked off on 29 January and concluded on 30 January. This 24-hour hackathon gave students access to open government data and derived insights from that dataset, using the power of data analytics. The students, with the help of a team of senior Microsoft mentors, reportedly succeeded in generating over 50 ideas that could…


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