Organised by Robi Axiata Ltd. and supported by Axiata Analytics, Datathon Bangladesh 2019 is Bangladesh’s first and biggest datathon revolving around the role of Big Data and Machine Learning in solving business problems.
This is your chance to flex your data analytics muscles and develop thought-provoking business solutions.
You’ll have access to a complex dataset to establish your insights and models that could eventually lead to real-world solutions.
Datathon Bangladesh 2019 is open to both students and working individuals from all backgrounds, including:
Prizes are equivalent to BDT as followings
BDT 100K each
BDT 100K each
(Starting from 25th March to 15th April 2019)
As organisations that deliver significant impact to the business, the Axiata Group and Robi Axiata Ltd. realise the importance of data-driven decisions.
This datathon aims to showcase exactly that – by being the platform where top talents can showcase their data-driven insights and solutions to create real impact on people’s lives.
You will receive a big dataset related to fintech. With that, your team need to come out 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 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:
I. Online registration
You will click this link https://axiata.com/datathon/bd/index.html and click the registration button. You will be directed to a google form where you will complete your personal details, assessment and upload resume.
II. Online assessment
The online test is our pre-screening assessment to proceed the qualified participants to the datathon. 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 and proceed to semi-final competition at Robi Corporate Office, Gulshan 1, Dhaka.
18 years and above.
All students from university and any working professionals. He/She will need to pass the assessment during registration.
You can email your enquiries to email@example.com.
Yes, you may stay overnight at the venue. We have bean bags and resting areas.
Participants should bring own laptops, backup laptop, chargers, internal 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 will be done using your own laptop. We will provide you Google Cloud platform.
Approximately 80 participants
No, unfortunately, all shortlisted 80 participants will present onsite to finish the 24 hours at Robi Corporate Office, 53 Guishan South Avenue Guishan-1, Dhaka -1212, Bangladesh
You will be encouraged to stay at the venue throughout the 24-hours datathon. However, you have the freedom to leave the venue after 9pm on 19 April 2019, Friday and return at 8am on 20 April 2019, Saturday.
No. Please bring your own laptop.
Yes, you can go home after 9pm and return to the venue on Saturday 8am.
Yes, please bring your NID or passport for verification purpose during registration.
The Champion team will be awarded prize equivalent to BDT 200,000.
The First Runner- Up team will be awarded prize equivalent to BDT 150,000.
The Second Runner-Up team will be awarded prize equivalent to BDT 100,000.
For Top 2 Data Scientists and Data Engineers, we will award each of them prizes equivalent to BDT 100,000.
25 March 2019 : Registration begins
15 April 2019 : Registration ends
16 April 2019 : The shortlisted participants will be notified about their team members detail via email notification.
19 -20 April 2019 : The datathon competition
This datathon is a platform to allow participants to showcase their data analytics muscles and develop thought-provoking business solutions.
We are looking for students and working individuals from all backgrounds, including:
-Data community activists
-Mathematicians with programming knowledge
-Statisticians with programming knowledge
-Business analysts with programming knowledge
-Subject matter experts (Marketing, Operations, Engineering, etc.)
No, we do not tolerate any kind of misrepresentation. Kindly refer to the terms and conditions.
We only accept individual application for registration stage. Once you are shortlisted, we will help you form a team of 4 members.
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 of 4 members.
Robi Axiata Ltd. is the second largest mobile network operator in Bangladesh with 46.88Mn subscribers as of the end of December 2018. It is a subsidiary company of the Asian telecom giant, Axiata Group Berhad, based in Malaysia.
Robi is the first company to launch 4.5G services in all 64 districts of the country on the same day as the 4G launch in Bangladesh itself. By the end of 2018, Robi has created the largest 4.5G network of the country with nearly 7,400 sites covering 99 percent of the thanas of the country.