UCL’s Data Science Hackathon is the first of its kind in the UK

UCLU TechSoc and UCL Computer Science have hosted the UCL Data Science Student Challenge, powered by Microsoft Azure Machine Learning. The UCL DSSC is the fourth of its kind in the global series of hackathons, previously been held at Columbia University in New York, ENSAE in Paris, the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Through these events, Microsoft aim to ignite a passion for data science, machine learning, analytics and to help students learn and develop valuable technical skills. Rohan Kopparapu and Kok-Pin Chi, both students at UCL Computer Science, led a dream team of 18 TechSoc members who worked with Dr Kenji Takeda and Chirag Dhull from Microsoft, to design, resource and implement this fantastic event, with the help of PSCL Global. “It was a fantastic experience working closely…


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