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WIDS Riyadh Datathon


Feb 20, 2021

12pm - 6pm



The WiDS Riyadh Datathon Workshop is an annual workshop preceding the WiDS Conference. The workshop aims to provide mentorship and training for those interested in participating in the WiDS Datathon Challenge, and, more generally, anyone with a strong interest in data science.

A datathon is a data-focused hackathon — given a dataset and a limited amount of time, participants are challenged to use their creativity and data science skills to build, test, and explore solutions. Try something new, apply what you know, learn from other participants, and improve your data science skills along the way!


The 4th Annual WiDS Datathon focuses on models to determine whether a patient admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has been diagnosed with a particular type of diabetes (videos). The datathon is open on Kaggle from January 6 - March 1.


The WiDS Datathon workshop consists of data science/machine learning tutorials followed by a team-based practical session focused on a single data science task.



Workshop Agenda

12:00  Networking

12:30  Opening Remarks

College of Engineering at Alfaisal University

WIDS Ambassador Dr. Areej Al-Wabil (Alfaisal University)

WIDS Ambassador Dr. Aseel Addawoud [Bayan]

12:40  Kaggle & the Datathon Process 

WIDS Ambassador Dr. Areej Asiry [KKU]

13:00  Workshop 1 Exploratory Session for the Dataset

WiDS Ambassador Eng. Aisha Alabdullatif

14:00  Workshop 2 Medical Predictive Modeling

WiDS Ambassador Dr. Areej Al-Wabil

15:00  Mentoring via WIDS Ambassadors

16:00  Competition Next Steps

17:00  Mentoring

18:00 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

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Datathon Locations

The Datathon will be hybrid, on campus at Alfaisal University in Riyadh for registered participants and remote via zoom for participants registering via this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Datathon Workshop.

To join the Datathon on-campus Feb 20, please register via this link.

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Host Institution

The WIDS Riyadh Datathon is hosted by Alfaisal University.

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