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Ben Hamner

Chief Scientist, Kaggle, USA

How to run competitions effectively on the Kaggle platform

I will cover any of the following topics (among others):
  • The biggest mistakes to avoid in designing competitions
  • Methodologies and processes machine learning engineers follow to repeatedly win competitions
  • What competitions are great for & what they're not great for
  • Transitioning results from research competitions to production implementations
  • Dynamics of competition participation (how the leaderboard drives performance, validation set vs. holdout set, etc.)