Save the world? Predict the climate? Win awesome prizes? Attend the WiDS Datathon Workshop to learn more!

Thursday, February 9, 2023
6:00 pm

Save the world? Predict the climate? Win awesome prizes?

Join the WiDS Datathon.

(Hosted on behalf of WiDS Central Mass in partnership with the Data Science Program @ WPI)

TLDR: The WiDS 2023 Datathon is live. All skill levels welcome. Form a team, attend peer to peer datathon workshops, win prizes & bragging rights.

The 6th Annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Global Datathon 2023 is now live! WiDS Central Mass, hosted here at WPI in partnership with the Data Science Program, is proud to collaborate with WiDS Global for this year’s datathon challenge. Read below to find out more about the challenge, how you can win awesome prizes, and see the attached advertisement!

WiDS Datathon 2023 Challenge

Topic: Adapting to Climate Change by Improving Extreme Weather Forecasts

This year’s datathon will focus on longer-term weather forecasting to help communities adapt to extreme weather events caused by climate change. The dataset was created in collaboration with Climate Change AI (CCAI). WiDS participants will submit forecasts of temperature and precipitation for a short-term forecast, competing against the other teams as well as official forecasts from NOAA.

Who can participate? Anyone! If you are in DS, CS, BCB, Robotics, Math, Business, Engineering, etc. this competition is for you and designed for all skill levels!

Team Formation: The WiDS Datathon is open to individuals or teams of up to 4; at least half of each team must be individuals who identify as women. Participants can be students, faculty, government workers, members of NGOs, or industry members. 

*Teams of one must identify as women+.

WiDS Datathon Prizes:

Prizes will be awarded for the top five leaders on the Global Kaggle leaderboard at the close of the competition, as well as to the top performing undergraduate teams. All prize categories are determined by the Kaggle leaderboard ranking. In order to qualify for prizes, participants must be registered for the WiDS Datathon.

In addition, you have the opportunity to win additional prizes through the Local WPI Kaggle leaderboard, sponsored by WiDS Central Mass.


Participating is easy!

1. Sign up: Register to participate in the WiDS Datathon challenge. Upon registration you will receive a direct link to the Kaggle page.

2. Set up your Kaggle Account: Set up your account on Kaggle, join the competition (either make a new team or join an existing one) and review the datathon details, timeline, and FAQ on the WiDS Datathon Kaggle page.

3. Participation Notification: Email with your Team Name and list of team members to be eligible for WiDS @ WPI prizes on the local Kaggle leaderboard.

4. Get to work – and have fun!

To learn more about the challenge and cash prizes, click here.

Still have questions? Looking for teammates? WiDS@ WPI is hosting an information session followed by two workshops for all skill levels. We would love for you to join us. See below for details.

  • Workshop One: "Competition Preliminaries: Getting Started"

     Thursday, February 9th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM

     Unity Hall, 3rd Floor, 341 Shared Lab

     Pizza and refreshments will be provided

  • Workshop Two: "Data Processing and Predictive Modeling"

     Thursday, February 16th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM

     Unity Hall, 3rd Floor, 341 Shared Lab

     Pizza and refreshments will be provided


SAVE THE DATE: WiDS Central Mass Conference

Topic: Environmental Justice

  • Wednesday, March 15th, 2023
  • WPI, Campus Center, Odeum
  • Details to come

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, Feb. 2nd and for your participation in the 2023 Global Datathon Challenge!

-The WiDS Planning Committee

Registration Deadline


Data Science
Contact Person
Kelsey Briggs