Data scientists mostly work theoretically and experiment with data themselves. They rarely get the chance to practice before working with data in the real-world. With data science competitions and platforms, data science enthusiasts have been proffered a platform to interact and compete in solving real-life problems.
Data competitions serve many purposes. One of the radical benefits is that they are the perfect place to learn best practices, accrue feedback on your work, and augment your skills. They can also serve as a channel for problem-solving and brainstorming by probing the multitude of crowdsourced solutions to big problems. Moreover, data competitions are an opportunity to push boundaries and encourage creativity among the best and the brightest in a variety of data-related fields.