• As Kaggle’s moderating data scientist for the Data Science Bowl, I’m fortunate to have met first-time competitor Nicole Finnie. Her team (Unet Nuke) impressively ranked within the top 2%, earning Nicole a silver medal. More impressively, I learned that Nicole had no ML/DS experience just a year ago, and picked up these new skills through online classes during her recent maternity leave. As an expectant mother, I found Nicole’s story inspiring and am excited to share it with the broader ...
  • We have a new #1 on our leaderboard – a competitor who surprisingly joined the platform just two years ago. Shubin Dai, better known as Bestfitting on Kaggle or Bingo by his friends, is a data scientist and engineering manager living in Changsha, China. He currently leads a company he founded that provides software solutions to banks. Outside of work, and off Kaggle, Dai’s an avid mountain biker and enjoys spending time in nature. Here’s Bestfitting: Can you tell us ...
  • We’re building Kaggle into a platform where you can collaboratively create all of your data science projects. This past quarter, we’ve increased the breadth and scope of work you can build on our platform by launching many new features and expanding computational resources. It is now possible for you to load private datasets you’re working with, develop complex analyses on them in our cloud-based data science environment, and share the project with collaborators in a reproducible way. Upload private datasets ...
  • This is a guest post written by Kaggle Competition Master and  part of a team that achieved 5th position in the 'Planet: Understanding the Amazon from Space' competition, Indra den Bakker. In this post, he shares the journey from Kaggle competition winner to start-up founder focused on tracking deforestation and other forest management insights. Back in the days, during my studies I was introduced to Kaggle. For the course ‘Data Mining Techniques’ at VU University Amsterdam we had to compete in the ...
  • Data science is an exciting and nebulous field without one clear pathway to success. This infographic series shares the personal stories of individuals who've taken untraditional paths to successful careers in the industry. Find out how Jesse Mostipak went from a Girl Scout camp counselor to a professional data scientist for the Girl Scouts!
  • Kaggle Datasets API TutorialHave you used Kaggle's beta API to download data or make a competition submission? We're pleased to announce version 1.1 of the API which includes new features for easily managing your datasets on Kaggle from the command line. Read on to learn how to use the API to create and update datasets or check out detailed documentation on our GitHub page. Create new datasets » After you follow the installation instructions, it's simple to create a new dataset on Kaggle ...
  • Data science is an exciting and nebulous field without one clear pathway to success. This infographic series shares the personal stories of individuals who've taken untraditional paths to successful careers in the industry. Find out how Jesse Mostipak went from a Girl Scout camp counselor to a professional data scientist for the Girl Scouts!
  • Infographic of a data science career pathData science is an exciting and nebulous field without one clear pathway to success. This infographic series shares the personal stories of individuals who've taken untraditional paths to successful careers in the industry. Find out how Jesse Mostipak went from a Girl Scout camp counselor to a professional data scientist for the Girl Scouts!
  • This post is written by Richard Sproat & Kyle Gorman from Google's Speech & Language Algorithms Team. They hosted the recent, Text Normalization Challenges. Bios below. Now that the Kaggle Text Normalization Challenges for English and Russian are over, we would once again like to thank the hundreds of teams who participated and submitted results, and congratulate the three teams that won in each challenge. The purpose of this note is to summarize what we felt we learned from this competition ...