ZS Data Science Challenge 2018 (formerly known as the Young Data Scientist Challenge)

ZS Associates is excited to invite participation from final year graduates of IIT Kharagpur, across all branches (2019 pass outs). This country-wide contest aims to provide a platform to the best minds in data science and showcase their passion for data analysis. This challenge is open for all those who want to pursue data science as a career option. This Challenge will act as a qualifier for the candidates aspiring to apply for the 'Data Science Associate' role with ZS.  The shortlisted candidates will stand a chance to win cool prizes along with Preplacement Interview call letters (PPIs). The candidates holding PPIs will have a shortened & expedited interview process held during the placement season. We will be in touch with you post finalizing the recruitment date.

The registration for the challenge is now open. To register and to know more about the challenge, click here https://www.hackerearth.com/challenge/competitive/zs-data-science-challenge-2018/

This year the Data Science challenge will be hosted in 2 phases:

Phase 1: Online Challenge

Phase 2: Offline Data-a-thon

Online Challenge: The challenge will go live from 20th July till 23rd July 2018 on the Hackerearth platform. During the challenge, students will be required to work on the Data Science problem and make online submissions. After reviewing all the entries, we will shortlist the Top 30- 40 candidates and would invite them to the Phase 2 of the challenge.

Offline Data-a-thon: This phase will be an Offline Data-a-thon which will be hosted at one of our ZS India offices on 3rd & 4th August 2018. During this event, they will not only get an opportunity to brainstorm and offer solutions to a Data Science problem but would also get an opportunity to interact with the ZS Advanced Data Science Leadership team.  This will also be an avenue to learn more about the Data Science opportunities at ZS. During this workshop, we will be handing over the pre-placement interview letters to the shortlisted candidates. ZS will be taking care of the flight tickets and stay for the invited candidates.

Please find below the flow of the ZS Data Science Challenge 2018 along with some important points to note:

  • The challenge will be hosted on the HackerEarth platform and will run from 20th- 23rd July 2018. The students can register at- https://www.hackerearth.com/challenge/competitive/zs-data-science-challenge-2018/
  • The guidelines for this challenge are available on the above link
  • Winners of the challenge will be declared by 27th July 2018. The shortlisted students will visit the ZS office on 3rd & 4th August 2018 for the Data-a-thon

We will request you to please circulate this email amongst the final year graduates so that interested candidates can start registering for the challenge.

Please do reach out to Silky Sethi <mailto:silky.sethi@zs.com>, should you need any clarifications.