World Data League
The quest to find the best data scientists to solve social impact challenges.

Apply now for WDL third edition!

Gather a team and apply if you want to be crowned the world's best data scientist. Registrations close on February 19 at 23h59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth).
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This Edition's Topic
Data-Driven Communities
According to the UN, 68% of the world population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050. With ever-growing cities, new challenges arise, but population growth also opens the door for many fascinating solutions.

For the past two editions, World Data League focused on subjects related to Data-Driven Communities, covering several UN Sustainable Development Goals and generating solutions on areas like mobility, pollution, and biodiversity. During this edition, we’ll keep working towards more sustainable, safer, and happier communities, facing different challenges, such as mobility and the environment.

Social ImpactUse data to solve challenges related to the UN SDGs and share your work with the world through open-source code.

LearningParticipate in technical workshops and round tables, exchange ideas, and learn from the best.

NetworkingGet to know companies, organizations, and fellow data scientists from all around the globe.

Prizes
Excellency pool prize
Social Impact Award
3000 €
500 €
In the First Phase and Semi-Finals, there will be a prize pool of 3000€ - per stage - to be split  proportionally across the teams with over 225 points.
Social Impact Award
The Social Impact Award will be attributed to the team with the highest social impact score between First Phase and Semi-Finals.
Open-Source magic
At World Data League, we believe in the power of the community - the entire world as a team. We see in shared knowledge the key to solving social impact issues. 

For that reason, when the competition ends, we write a public report summarizing the best strategies, data used, and insights on every challenge. We believe this report and the open-source code will help other entities solve social impact challenges.
WDL Insights Report 2022
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Open Source Code
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Timeline
OPEN REGISTRATIONJanuary 19, 2023
There will be 2 phases and
a waiting list.
CLOSE REGISTRATIONFebruary 19, 2023
TEAMS CONFIRMATION
February 27, 2023
If there are free spots after Phase I, Phase II will be open from February 1-14.
The 50 selected teams will receive confirmation before this date.
50 teams will be selected to participate in the League.
FIRST PHASEMarch 2023
Each stage lasts 3 weeks, with 1 week of pause in
the end.

⦿ Stage 1 - March 2-31
⦿ Stage 2 - April 1-29
SEMI-FINALS
April 2023
The best 13 teams from
the League and 2 teams
from external partner competitions will compete during 3 weeks, with 1 week of pause in the end.
FINALS
May 2023
⦿ The top 5 teams will make it to the WDL Finals.

⦿ The final pitch will occur
in an in-person event in Portugal between
June 17-19.
RULE BOOK
⦿ After 3 weeks, the jury will have one week to evaluate the teams and decide who’s moving to the Semi-finals.

⦿ All the teams with over 225 points in this phase will split the Excellency prize pool for a total of 3000€.
⦿ The best 15 teams from First Phase will compete for another 3 weeks for a spot at the WDL Finals.

⦿All the teams with over 225 points in this phase will split the Excellency prize pool for a total of 3000€.
⦿ The top 5 teams will make it to the WDL Finals.

⦿ There is the possibility of hosting an in-person closing event for the Finals and winners announcement.
RULE BOOK
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