Open to all skill levels, this year’s Hack-A-Thon will consist of two competitions: beginner and expert. The beginner competition reinforces the concepts and techniques presented at the Practical Predictive Analytics Seminar. Hack-A-Thon competitors are not required to attend the Practical Predictive Analytics Seminar to participate – but it can give you a leg up. Because this competition will have two skill levels, beginner and expert, please disregard the third option of intermediate when registering.
The expert competition will require contestants to determine the best model and features. All competitors will have four hours to develop a model and submit their predictions. You can participate on an individual or team basis – with no more than five people on a team. Both groups will use the same publicly available data to predict the outcome. The person or team with the best prediction will win the competition.
Please click here for the official contest rules.
This event is brought to you by the Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section, Modeling Section, and Actuary of the Future Section.
Pricing for Hack-A-Thon:
Individual price: $50
Discount for members of the Actuary of the Future, Modeling, and Predictive Analytics & Futurism Sections.
Pricing is the same for SOA members and non-members - all are welcome!
Bryon Robidoux, FSA, CERA
Lead and Corporate Actuary
A 4-hour competition to run on October 7, 2021