WiDS Datathon 2023 Challenge: Adapting to Climate Change by Improving Extreme Weather Forecasts.
We will share the selection decisions by 4th February 2023.
This year’s datathon will focus on longer-term weather forecasting to help communities adapt to extreme weather events caused by climate change. The dataset was created in collaboration with Climate Change AI (CCAI). WiDS participants will submit forecasts of temperature and precipitation for one year, competing against the other teams as well as official forecasts from NOAA.
How it Works and Who Can ParticipateThe WiDS Nigeria Datathon will be open from 5th – 19th February 2023. The dataset and challenge are accessible to both beginners and experienced participants. For those who have never tried machine learning, we will provide a series of guides to help you get started with the algorithms and dataset. We will also host a series of team-building activities as well as a WiDS Datathon Whatsapp community to connect with participants, worldwide. We will host the onboarding datathon workshop on February 4th, where participants will be able to receive mentorship, form teams, and hone their data science skills. The WiDS Datathon is open to individuals or teams of up to 4; at least half of each team must be individuals who identify as women. Participants can be students, faculty, government workers, members of NGOs, or industry members.