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Once we release the data, any team can download it, build a model, and make a submission. We give competitors a set of data with both the independent and dependent variables. We also release another set of data with just the independent variables, and we keep secret the dependent variables that correspond with this set. You submit predictions for this set and we compare it against the actual values. At the end of the competition time frame, the best performing team is declared the winner!
We pick one statistical metric to evaluate all the predictions on a level playing-field. However, in addition to just maxing out this metric, competitors should think about the reproducibility of their code, and the interpretation of their model. The ultimate goal is to make a difference, so the nonprofit should be able to learn from your model and then use it in their decision making.