A Data Science Central Community
The winning participant (the first candidate to prove or disprove our mathematical conjecture), if referring a partner when submitting his/her solution, receives 200% of the award, entirely paid by Data Science Central. We call this reverse sponsoring.
The list of partners will be published in the media when a winner has been identified, or by October 30, 2013. The role of a partner is to disseminate information about our competition, internally, externally or both, to directly or indirectly:
By partnering with us, you also show your interest and commitment in promoting high quality, neutral, privately funded data science research carried out by a small successful start-up, without incurring costs.
Partners include individuals, universities, conference organizers, companies (vendors, analytics consumers, media companies, consulting firms, publishers), organizations or professional societies. A positive side effect of this reverse sponsoring is to attract more talent into pursuing data science studies and careers, thus making it easier for companies to recruit hard-to-find talent, and for universities to attract students.
All great answers to our mathematical conjecture will be published (even if it is not a final solution to the problem), along with the names of the participants, and the names of the partners (for candidates who found out about our competition through a partner). Our competition is about a new fundamental metric, at the frontier between big data, applied statistics and computer science.
We are the leading data science community, reaching out to more than 3 million analytic practitioners each year, and steadily growing.
Note to potential candidates
If you are not referred by a partner, we encourage you to enlist your company as a reverse sponsor. There is no cost for the reverse sponsor, and it comes will the following benefits:
Have your company or organization contact us at [email protected], to be listed as an official partner (reverse sponsor).
Examples of potential reverse sponsorship