Learn Data Science by Doing Competitions: Skin Cancer Diagnosis


We meet every two weeks to learn more about data science by discussing Kaggle competitions (https://www.kaggle.com). If you want to get better at data wrangling, feature engineering, model selection or just want to have fun solving non-trivial data science problems, this is the right group to join!

We're going to discuss a non-Kaggle competition this time: Task 3 of the "ISIC 2018: Skin Lesion Analysis Towards Melanoma Detection" challenge. (https://challenge2018.isic-archive.com/task3/)

We will be led through the competition by Aleksey, whose team came in FIRST PLACE! (Thanks, Aleksey!)

To get the most out of the meetup, please try to look at the competition beforehand. It's OK if you don't understand it all. The meetup is for questions and discussion.

At the end of the meeting we will discuss which competitions we want to look at for future meetups. Bring your suggestions!

6:00 Doors are open, feel free to mingle
6:30 Presentation and discussion begins
~7:45 Pick the next competition, then off to a nearby restaurant for food, drinks, and breakout discussions

The meetup will be live streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJhW_16uxALr0X4olEW2p5A/live

Discussions about this meetup also happen on Slack. To join, go here: http://vantech.herokuapp.com/. Once you're in, join the #kaggle-competitions channel.

Thanks to VentureLabs (http://www.venturelabs.ca/) for the meeting space!