WiDS Maastricht Datathon 2023 - A Lookback

On Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of February 2023, the Institute of Data Science at Maastricht University (IDS) hosted the 4th Women in Data Science (WiDS) Maastricht Datathon Event. The WiDS Maastricht Datathon event included a series of activities including data science tutorials, a 2-day working-together hackathon followed by a pitch session, and networking activities.

Around 40 participants from both academia and industry covered many different backgrounds and career stages. The participants were encouraged to connect and learn from each other, and improve their data science skills by solving a climate data challenge. During the pitch session, participating teams presented their methods, the bias and fairness of their models, and lessons learned in these two days.


WiDS Maastricht Datathon 2023 winners

At the end of the two-day event, we could congratulate Team 'VX NextGen' (Chelsea Rinkema, Leon Berlang, Lina Ly, and Mark Mestrum) on winning the Responsible Data Science Pioneer Team Prize

During the WiDS Maastricht Conference, team 'Genetic Mess' (Ping Cao and Darina Obukhova) was announced to be the WIDS Maastricht Datathon Prize winner. 


We would like to acknowledge our organisers: Chang Sun, Mado Ntekouli, Yuyang Yan, Speakers: Tiantian Wang, Afsana Khan, Maryam Mohammadi, TutorsStefan Meier, Xu Wang, Dennis Soemers, Thales Bertaglia, Yaru Zhang, and Pranav Bapat and jury group: Linda Rieswijk, Parveen Kumar, Yenisel Plasencia-CalaƱa, Visara Urovi, for their contributions to the WIDS Maastricht 2023 Datathon event!

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