Zindi Team Rules

Zindi teams are initiated within a competition or hackathon. Teams are specific to competitions and hackathons i.e. they are not entities that are carried to other competitions.

Submissions Limits

Teams have the same number of submissions as individuals. When forming a team, the combined number of submissions of team members must not exceed the daily limit or the overall limit.

Team Size

The maximum team size on Zindi is 4. Unless stated otherwise in the rules.

Team Leader and Inviting Team Members

The Zindi data scientist who sets up a team is the default Team Leader but they can transfer leadership to another data scientist on the team. The Team Leader can invite other data scientists to their team and can initiate a merge of teams. Invited data scientists can accept or reject invitations. Until a second data scientist accepts an invitation to join a team, the data scientist who initiated a team remains an individual on the leaderboard. No additional members may be added to teams within the final 5 days of the competition and the final hour of the hackathon.

Team Merge

The team leader can initiate a merge with another team. Only the team leader of the second team can accept the invite. The default team leader is the leader from the team who initiated the invite. Teams can only merge if the total number of members is less than or equal to the maximum team size of the competition.

Disbanding a Team

A team can be disbanded if it has not yet made a submission. Once a submission is made individual members cannot leave the team.

Zindi Points for Team Members

All members in the team receive points associated with their ranking in the competition and there is no split or division of the points between team members.

Prize Money

The Team Leader is responsible for how prize money is split between team members.

If not specifically mentioned here, the default Zindi competition rules apply.