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The Kaggle Book

By : Konrad Banachewicz, Luca Massaron
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Book Image

The Kaggle Book

5 (2)
By: Konrad Banachewicz, Luca Massaron

Overview of this book

Millions of data enthusiasts from around the world compete on Kaggle, the most famous data science competition platform of them all. Participating in Kaggle competitions is a surefire way to improve your data analysis skills, network with an amazing community of data scientists, and gain valuable experience to help grow your career. The first book of its kind, The Kaggle Book assembles in one place the techniques and skills you’ll need for success in competitions, data science projects, and beyond. Two Kaggle Grandmasters walk you through modeling strategies you won’t easily find elsewhere, and the knowledge they’ve accumulated along the way. As well as Kaggle-specific tips, you’ll learn more general techniques for approaching tasks based on image, tabular, textual data, and reinforcement learning. You’ll design better validation schemes and work more comfortably with different evaluation metrics. Whether you want to climb the ranks of Kaggle, build some more data science skills, or improve the accuracy of your existing models, this book is for you. Plus, join our Discord Community to learn along with more than 1,000 members and meet like-minded people!
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Preface
1
Part I: Introduction to Competitions
6
Part II: Sharpening Your Skills for Competitions
15
Part III: Leveraging Competitions for Your Career
18
Other Books You May Enjoy
19
Index

Monitoring competition updates and newsletters

By now, you can see that it is important to showcase your work on Kaggle so you can communicate to the world your interest in certain types of models and data problems. From this perspective, it is important that you are always aware of the opportunities offered by competitions.

The main way to do this is to visit the Kaggle website frequently and agree to receive emails from them. You can set this option from your profile, on the Notification and e-mail settings page, where you can agree to receive notifications both on the site and by email. You can also choose to receive emails containing tips on new features and initiatives on Kaggle, along with news about recently launched competitions:

Figure 13.2: A Kaggle email announcing a series of videos from the Kaggle Team

If you are a Twitter user, you’ll find it useful to follow a couple of profiles to keep you updated about new stuff on Kaggle. Kagoole (https:/...