Organised by Dialog Axiata PLC and Axiata Analytics, Datathon is Sri Lanka’s most prestigious datathon revolving around the role of Big Data and Machine Learning.
Datathon is a weekend-long datathon: 2 - 4 August. People from all over Sri Lanka will have the chance to team up with like-minded professionals with the end goal of developing machine learning algorithms based on the provided datasets.
Datathon is open to both students and working individuals from all backgrounds, including:
Prizes are of equivalent value to LKR as follows.
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Deadline: 21 July
As organisations that deliver significant impact to the business, Axiata Group and Dialog Axiata PLC realise the importance of data-driven decisions.
This competition aims to showcase exactly that – by being the platform where top talents can showcase their data-driven insights and solutions to create real impact for the business.
You will receive big dataset related to smart city planning. With that, your team will need to come up with a good prediction model
Models to make the most accurate prediction for the scenario given
Insights into the data that can contribute into improving the organsation.
The submissions will be assessed by our judges to determine the top 5 teams.
The chosen entries will then advance to pitch their analysis in front of the panel and audience in order to be selected as the top 3 winners.
The theme of Datathon is Smart City Planning.
The challenge revolves around data analytics, feature engineering, Big Data analytics, and applied data science algorithms.
Here’s what we’re looking for in the winning formula:
Datathon is a datathon competition that brings together the brightest minds in the data science world in Sri Lanka to showcase their data analytics capabilities by developing thought-provoking business solutions.
I. Online registration
Please click on https://axiata.com/datathon/ and click the registration button. You will be directed to a Google Form where you will complete your personal details, assessment and upload your resume.
II. Online assessment
The online test is our pre-screening assessment to proceed the qualified participants to the competition. You will complete the online assessment during registration process.
III. Final confirmation
The shortlisted participants will be notified via email confirmation. The shortlisted participants will be arranged into a team of 4 or 5 and proceed to semi-final competition in Colombo.
You can join the competition if you are above 18 years old. There is no age limit.
All final year university students and working professionals. You will need to pass the assessment during registration.
You can email your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you may stay overnight at the venue. We have bean bags and resting areas.
Participants should bring own laptops, backup laptop, chargers, internet dongle and stationaries. As it is going to be an overnight event, bring anything that is necessary, such as sleeping bags, toiletries and sets of clothes.
Data modelling/ Data preparation/ Feature engineering needs to be done using your own laptop. Additionally, you will be provided with free Microsoft Azure cloud credits during the competition and you may utilize it using your laptop/ workstation.
Approximately 80 - 90 participants.
No, unfortunately, all shortlisted participants will be required to be present onsite to finish the competition in Colombo.
You are encouraged to stay at the venue throughout the competition. However, depending on the finalised itinerary of the competition, you may leave the venue upon announcement by the Master of Ceremony (MC).
No. Please bring your own laptop.
Yes, please bring your NID or passport for verification purpose during registration.
The Champion team will be awarded a prize equivalent to LKR 400,000.
The First Runner- Up team will be awarded a prize equivalent to LKR 250,000.
The Second Runner-Up team will be awarded a prize equivalent to LKR 150,000.
For Top Data Scientists and Data Engineers, we will award each of them prizes equivalent to LKR 100,000 each.
We are looking for final year students and working individuals from all backgrounds, including:
- Data scientists
- Data engineers
- Data community activists
- Computer engineers
- IT professionals
No, we do not tolerate any kind of misrepresentation.
During registration, we only accept individual application. Once you are shortlisted, you will be given a list of all the shortlisted participants to form your own team of 5 members from that list.
If all your friends are shortlisted for this competition after passing the online assessment, you can form your own team. Else, we will help you to form a team.