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WIDS Riyadh Datathon
May 4, 2024
12pm - 4pm



WiDS Riyadh is an independent event that is organized by WiDS Ambassadors (Dr. Saima Jabeen, Dr. Khuloud Khateeb, Ms. Ghadah Alhabib, and Dr. Areej Al-Wabil) as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference, the WiDS Datathon, and an estimated 200 WiDS Regional Events worldwide.  Everyone is invited to attend all WiDS conference and WiDS Datathon Workshop events which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work.


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 WiDS Datathon 2024 Challenge: In this year’s datathon challenge participants will analyze a unique oncology dataset to identify possible inequities in patient care, such as treatment duration and time to adoption of treatment.

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

WIDS Ambassador - Dr. Saima Jabeen (Alfaisal University)

WiDS Ambassador - Dr. Khuloud Khateeb [Health Holding Company]

12:40  Kaggle & the Datathon Process 

WIDS Ambassador Ms. Ghadah Alhabib [Mozn]

13:00  Workshop - Exploratory Session for the Dataset

WiDS Ambassador - Dr. Saima Jabeen (Alfaisal University)

14:00  Mentoring via WIDS Ambassadors 

15:30  Competition Next Steps

WIDS Ambassador - Dr. Areej Al-Wabil [Alfaisal University]

16:00 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks 


Datathon Location

The Datathon will be held on campus at Alfaisal University in Riyadh for registered participants. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Datathon Workshop.

To join the Datathon on-campus Feb 27th please register via this link.

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Host Institution

The WIDS Riyadh Datathon is hosted by Alfaisal University.

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