RMB CPI Nowcasting Challenge
Can you nowcast South African CPI?
$17 000 USD
Starts in 2 months
583 enrolled
South Africa
Financial Services
Introduce yourself
Connect · 6 Mar 2023, 10:18 · 9


My name is Amy and I set up the challenges on Zindi. My background is in maths and physics.

This is the first time I am delving into economics and setting up this challenge has been interesting!

If you're looking for a team introduce yourself here and find a team mate.

Don't worry if you're not a strong coder as ideas are the most important!

Discussion 9 answers

Hello, I'm Christian Leigh from Chad. I'm engineer so it'll be a good thing to form a team with you. I'm a french speaker with a mean level in english ☺️

6 Mar 2023, 13:31
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Hi My name is Petrus, i have a backgroung in computer science and quantitative economics. Currently doing Data science at stellenbosch uniniversity. looking foward to having teammates.

6 Mar 2023, 13:31
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Hello, I am a data scientist (focusing on economic data) with a few years of work experience. I have a public CPI app that includes nowcasting ( https://www.aidanhorn.co.za/inflation/app ), although for this competition I aim to develop my model further to include more variables. ☺ Hopefully I learn a new forecasting technique 😀. My primary language is R, although I have used Python a bit.

You can learn more about time series forecasting at https://www.economodel.com/time-series-analysis-2019 , which is where I also gain my knowledge.

6 Mar 2023, 14:50
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Solid personal website. I expect you to do well in this competition given its in your domain of expertise

Hello, I'm Johnson from Nigeria. I'm an engineering student. I have a background on the basics of pyhton. This is my first time in any challenge. It'll be nice to form a team with you

7 Mar 2023, 05:06
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Hi, I'm Michael from Cape Town. I am currently in my 3rd year of studying Management Accounting, having also taken extra electives in Investment Management along the way. I have an avid interest in the stock market and the correlation between market performance and the economic and fundamental factors driving it. I have written a white paper regarding this method of qualitative analysis where I attempt to predict future market movements based on macroeconomic indicators and techinical analysis. I have little experience in machine learning and coding, but have always wanted to learn more about it. I feel that this competition might be the perfect introduction. Message me if you want to team-up!

7 Mar 2023, 15:01
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My name is Timothy. I am a student and a data science enthusiast. I have an academic background on computer science, mathematics and statistics.

This is my first time in competing in Zindi and so far the challenges are interesting and worth it.

I'm glad to be a part of this and I wish you all the best. Thank you.

My linkedin profile is: https://linkedin.com/in/timothynn

14 Mar 2023, 12:02
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I am Mburugu from Kenya. I have a background in computer science and a recent graduate of Explore AI. My primary language is python. It will be nice teaming up with you.Hit me up!

16 Mar 2023, 07:08
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Hi my name is Amina Isah from Nigeria. I am an accountant, banker. I speak english and hausa. a data scientist. i speak python. looking to team up

19 Mar 2023, 13:12
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