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WIDS Riyadh Datathon
 Feb 19, 2022
12pm - 6pm
Datathon Workshop Continues Feb 20-25, 2022 @AlfaisalUniv




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 5th Annual WiDS Datathon focuses on climate change. The datathon is open on Kaggle from January 6 - Feb 26. Participants in the WiDS Datathon can be students, faculty, government workers, members of NGOs, or industry members. You can form your teams on Kaggle.

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 Ambassado,r Dr. Areej Al-Wabil (Alfaisal University)

WIDS KSA Lead,  Dr. Aseel Addawoud [Bayan]

12:40  Kaggle & the Datathon Process 

WIDS Ambassador Dr. Luluwah Alsowaidan (Imam University)

13:00  Workshop 1 Data Preparation Session for Data Scientists

WiDS Ambassador Dr. Shrooq Alsenan

14:00  Workshop 2 Data Analytics

WiDS Ambassador Ms. Noura Ziad

15:00  Mentoring via WIDS Ambassador, Raghad Almousa

16:00  Competition Next Steps

17:00  Mentoring

18:00 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks


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 19, please register via this link.

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Host Institution

The WIDS Riyadh Datathon is hosted by Alfaisal University.

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