Questions & Help
Who can participate?
- Singapore: This opportunity is not limited to university students in computer science courses, but is open to all students (JC, Polys & ITEs) interested in data science.
Can I participate even if my school is not a participating school?
Yes, we encourage everyone to participate.
How much data science do I need to know to participate?
Anaconda will provide learning kits to help participants learn the baseline needed to participate. No previous experience is needed.
How much data science do I need to know to be a coach?
We suggest having a basic level of computer science and/or data science, or enthusiasm to learn the basics with your students.
What resources are available if students have questions a coach doesn’t know the answers to?
Anaconda will provide virtual support sessions. Email us at [email protected] for support and questions.
What types of events are there?
Events include projects that students will present in the exhibition outlined here as well as a live coding challenge.
What is the time commitment as a student? As a coach/supervisor?
We suggest committing at least 1 hour per week for learning the fundamental skills in your chosen category and 1 hour per week to work on your project for at least three months.
Where is the competition?
Specifics will be sent closer to the event.
How much does it cost to participate?
Nothing! This is a free event focused on encouraging and expanding data literacy skills.
What does the winner get?
Prizes for the winners include $5,000 (USD)* in scholarships for first place, $3,000 (USD) in scholarships for second place, and $1,000 (USD) in scholarships for third place. In the event the winner is a team, the award amount will be split across the team. *Subject to applicable taxes
What if I don’t have a computer, can I still participate?
Access to a computer for learning activities and for project work is sufficient. If you do not have access to a computer, you may be eligible for a loaned computer provided by Anaconda. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Do I need access to the internet for all my learning modules?
Yes. If you do not have internet access, you may be eligible for a hotspot provided by Anaconda. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Am I required to use the data sets provided by Anaconda?
No, you are not required to use the data sets that Anaconda provided, but you will be asked where the data sets come from if not provided by Anaconda.