The Big Data World Championship 2014 is a fun, innovative and professional competition for students and professionals to develop and test their Data skills against their friends, colleagues and top data experts from around the world.
The World’s Big Data and Analytics Showdown
Each competitor will individually answer a variety of multiple choice questions and Data-related case studies – including Practical, Theory and Data Techniques and Understanding. Specific questions related to Big Data sets will focus on exploring business approaches, decision-making and accurate predictions for driving discovery and decision-making.
Round 1 will be conducted entirely online over 3 hours and commence in April 2014. Participants compete individually. The World Championships is technology agnostic – therefore participants are free to use any technology vendors and products. Participants require familiarity with the basic data analytical techniques involved with managing the large and complex volumes of data with heterogeneity, diversity and developing meaningful analytical insights. Case studies will derive from the fields of health, energy, government, Earth science and more.
Round 2 will be structured very similar to Round 1, but with more challenging questions. The Texata Event will culminate in a Live World Finals event to be held in Dallas, Texas in June 2014. Top 16 Finalists will do battle in front of 4 global judges and set a variety of challenges that test Innovation, Speed, Risk, Data Best Practice and more.