DSN AI Bootcamp Qualification Hackathon by Data Science Nigeria
Predict customers who will default on a loan
1095 data scientists enrolled, 750 on the leaderboard
Financial ServicesPredictionStructured
9 September—3 October
25 days
Appreciation and Insights
published 3 Oct 2020, 23:12

Thank you all for participating and for those that took time to respond to concerns. I am glad I was part of this. Having started machine learning in less than 2 months and less than a month on Zindi, I could reach this far. This simply means I could do more when I push further. Here are some takeaways for me from this competition:

  • 1. Importance of Feature engineering
  • 2. Research skills improved
  • 3. Persistence
  • 4. Exposure to several machine learning models, including the state of the art and useful resources
  • 5. Exposure to tips and tricks when working with different datasets
  • 6. What I was majorly looking for from the even is to network with awesome data scientists out there. Please feel free to connect and make me feel like a winner even without attending the bootcamp guys. I use @komputarist both on Twitter and LinkedIn