The Kampala R User Group, Outbox, and insight2impact (i2i) invite you to a machine learning hackathon. You and your team will solve a ZINDI (www.zindi.africa) challenge during the training + hackathon event (featuring guidance from expert mentors and refreshments and cash prizes).
Xente is an e-payments, e-commerce, and financial services company in Uganda offering various products and services that can be paid for using Mobile Money, Bank Card, Xente wallet, and on credit. As e-commerce and digital financial services expand, algorithms for fraud detection need to become smarter.
Check out the challenge at: https://zindi.africa/competitions/xente-fraud-detection-challenge
Who can participate?
Anyone interested in data science and machine learning is welcome. It will help if you are familiar with R or Python. Carry your own laptop!
What’s on the program?
-Welcome remarks from Kampala R User Group, i2i, and Xente
-Technical orientation to the challenge from expert mentors
-Work with a team to build a machine learning model
-Submit your results to the Zindi platform. Solution ranked automatically.
-Prize awarded to the top solutions!
*1stprize: $300 USD
*2ndprize: $150 USD
*3rdprize: $50 USD
When: Thursday 13 July @ 9:30am –3:00pm
Where: Outbox Hub, Soliz House Nakesero, Kampala
Contact: Kampala R Team: email@example.com