What is the challenge?

A detailed overview may be found here:


HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

We have designed the Challenge to be inclusive and to acknowledge a variety of participants. Here are some ways to join the Challenge:

  • Get email updates about upcoming events (in person and online), new datasets released, and ways to connect with other participants. Share these with your network!  Use the Sign Up button at https://bigdatahubs.io or email challenge_signup@bigdatahubs.io.  
  • Attend an event, in person or online

  • Share your demo/analysis/expertise: contact any or all of the Category Chairs or send info to challenge_share@bigdatahubs.io to share your work and input. The Category Chairs host regular online events to connect. 

  • Join a Competitive Team if you are interested in competing for awards/prizes by the end of the Challenge period. More details / submission form soon!  To be eligible, you will need to be available, at least via video chat, on Nov. 9 for the Challenge Finale Event in Washington, DC. 

  • Sponsors and Partners: Interested in participating as a sponsor or partner organization? We are always looking to connect participants to potential end-users, collaborators, and teams who can leverage innovations for social impact.  Contact us at challenge_partner@bigdatahubs.io. 

  • Media: Interested in covering the Challenge events, outputs, and outcomes as media? Contact us at challenge_media@bigdatahubs.io. 

Have an idea on how to participate that is not included above? Email challenge@bigdatahubs.io with your thoughts and feedback. 

 


WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A COMPETITIVE TEAM?

By registering your project/team, you will be eligible for awards and prizes to be announced at the National Transportation Data Challenge Finale Event, Nov. 9, in Washington DC.  The Finale Event will feature teams and projects from across the country.  

Registering early (sign up forms will be available soon) will allow the Hubs to help identify mentors, resources, and potential collaborators for your project. You'll also be connected to other Competitive Teams to share lessons learned/best practices, get feedback, and strengthen the overall Challenge community.


IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM A KAGGLE-STYLE COMPETITION?

Yes! The National Transportation Data Challenge is quite different from a Kaggle or KDD type of competition. As a series of community problem-solving events, roundtables, hackathons, demonstrations, and tutorials/trainings, the Challenge was designed to build and strengthen collaborative data science projects that advance transportation safety.  We will have awards to recognize teams and innovative projects, but they will not have traditional "1st, 2nd, 3rd place" titles.