The quest to find the best data scientists by solving social impact challenges.

We’re open to new challenges!

Entities with social impact challenges all around the globe, we’re looking at you. The WDL Call for Challenges 2023 could be the answer to [some of] your problems. Teams of data scientists will work on your challenge to provide insights and new ideas for real-world applications.

Check the Call for Challenges below and let us know if you have any questions.
Call for Challenges 2023Insights Report 2022
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.

In the last edition, WDL focused on the
11th UN Sustainable Goal: Sustainable Cities and Communities. This year, we keep that core but enlarge our scope to embrace other challenges that highly condition our way to safer and happier communities. Our teams will have the opportunity to open new doors in subjects like climate, inequalities, and the environmental ecosystem.

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
Other Prizes
Stage winner
SEMI-FINALS WINNER
FINALIST TEAMS
SIDE ACTIVITIES
Stages winner
1.000 €
Semi-Finals WINNER
500 €
Finalist teams
500 €
Side activities
500 €
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
We don´t like all-or-nothing.
There are multiple possibilities to learn and win prizes.
RULE BOOK
OPEN REGISTRATIONJanuary 10
There will be 2 phases and
a waiting list.
CLOSE REGISTRATIONFebruary 14
If there are free spots after Phase I, Phase II will be open from February 1-14.
RULE BOOK
There will be 2 phases and
a waiting list.
⦿ Phase I: January 10-31
⦿ Phase II: February 1-14
TEAMS CONFIRMATION
February 28
50 teams will be selected to participate in the League.
THE LEAGUE
March to April
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
May 2-30
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
June 1-19
⦿ 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.
50 teams will be selected to participate in the League.
Each stage lasts 3 weeks, with 1 week of pause at
the end.

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

⦿ The final pitch will occur in an in-person event in Lisbon, Portugal, between June 17 and 19.
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