WiDS Datathon 2021

The WiDS Datathon in Maastricht was hosted for the 2nd time in Feb 2021, this year online. During the 2-day event, we offered a series of activities including two training sessions for beginners, lots of hacking time followed by a pitch session, and social activities for networking.  Around 100 participants showed the diversity of the community with people from academia and industry at various career stages and from different regions around the world joining. They were encouraged to learn from each other and improve their data science skills, think about the bias and fairness of their models, and explain their approach to the domain experts during the pitches.

At the end of the 2-day event, we awarded the Responsible Data Science Pioneer Team to “TUD Girls” (Barbara Rentroia, Leonoor Tideman, and Padmaja Kulkarni) based on our responsible data science criteria. In addition, we also awarded a WIDS Datathon Maastricht Winner Team who obtained the highest score in all Maastricht Teams after global competition closed. The Maastricht Winner Team was TeamTwente (Anna Machens, Maryam Amir Haeri, and Abhishta Abhishta). 

You can find all slides from the datathon here. If you are interested in the two pre-training sessions, you can find the recordings here.

WiDS Maastricht 2021 Main Page