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About AVdatafest : The Creative Analyst

A cliché 'an analytics must have analytical and logical bend of mind' is ubiquitous. But, shouldn't an analyst be creative ? Surely do! It's just people unconsciously do it and fail to realize that skill. In fact, the best of data visualization applications are a result of a blend of creativity and analytics. Do you possess this terrific blend of skills ? It's time to explore !

The Creative Analyst is a data visualization competition. The duration is 24 hours. Participants are free to use any data visualization tool to participate in this competition. Creative intelligence will be a winning factor. May be best creative analyst win. Lucrative prizes to be won!


Contest Guidelines

  1. The contest starts at 12:00 (IST) on 24th April 2016, when the data set and the problem statement will be released.
  2. No submissions would be accepted after 11:00PM (IST) 24th April 2016.
  3. People are free and are encouraged to post their challenges / findings / solutions on the discussion portal in the following category: Online hackathon
  4. The best entries as judged by the metric and Analytics Vidhya gets the winning prizes.
  5. You are requested to join this forum. You'll find live chat sessions amongst the data scientists: Slack



  1. You are free to use any tool and machine you have rightful access to.
  2. You can use any programming language or statistical software.


Solution Checker

  1. You are free to use solution checker as many times as you want.
  2. Adding comment is mandatory for use of solution checker
  3. Comments will help you to refer to a particular solution at a later point in time.


Final Submissions

  1. Setting final submission is mandatory. If you don't make final submission, your entry would be dis-qualified.
  2. No submissions would be entertained after the hackathon ends.
  3. Code file is mandatory while setting final submission. For GUI based tools, upload zip file of snapshots of steps taken by you, else upload code file.
  4. The code file uploaded should be pertaining to your final submission. If we find any discrepancy between the two, your entry would be dis-qualified.


Expected conduct

  1. At any point in the hackathon, you are expected to respect fellow hackers and act with high integrity.
  2. Slack Live Chat admins hold the right to blacklist / block any participant found to use foul / disrespectful language. Chat forum will be closely monitored.  
  3. Analytics Vidhya holds the right to disqualify any participant at any stage of competition if found indulged in fraudulent practices.

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