I'm working on a post to help people get started on this challenge.
Here's my take on a starter notebook (still a bit of a work in progress): https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1TPcGmA8QLN1svUDSKxp9jTNWYac1OCwR?usp=sharing
It does roughly as well as the baseline, and should hopefully be a decent starting point. I'm working on a second notebook going into some more advanced tricks, so any ideas for things to include are welcomed!
I added a section on experiment tracking to the notebook and wrote a little report with a few extra thoughts: https://wandb.ai/johnowhitaker/rice_challenge/reports/Getting-Started-with-the-Microsoft-Rice-Disease-Classification-Challenge--VmlldzoyMDIyMzE0