Microsoft is hoping to inspire the next generation of data scientists

Microsoft’s initiative to inspire the next generation of data scientists begins as a global challenge event. The Data Science Student Challenges, also called hackathons, have been supported at accredited universities across the world such as Columbia University, ENSAE ParisTech, Univeristy College London, Indian Institute of Science, National University of Singapore, and the University of Melbourne. During these events, undergrads and grad students with a variety of majors get to test their thinking against each other competitively for prizes. The students are given a large dataset and through collaboration, each group presents a solution that gives the data a purpose. The solutions vary from local dynamics to global change. –> ]]> These events are enlightening for not only those running them, but for the students as well. Getting hands on…


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