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Gulf Bank is launching the second edition of the “Datathon” competition on May 12, 2023


Following the success of the first edition of the “Datathon” competition last year, which was initiated for those interested in digital data and analytics, Gulf Bank is once again, opening registrations for the second Gulf Bank “Datathon” competition – set to happen on May 12, 2023, at Al Shaheed Park, Phase Two (Multi-Purpose Hall).

The bank announced that registration is open until May 9, and the mentoring and learning workshops – which will be held on May 11 – will include three educational workshops: Data Visualization with Tableau, Digital Analytics with Google Analytics, and Data Analysis using Python with ChatGPT.

The bank will offer three valuable prizes to the winning projects, where the Data Modeling and Visualization category winners will receive a prize of KD 1,000 (all ages), the Data Visualization category winners will receive a prize of KD 500 (all ages), and the Digital Analytics category winners will receive a prize of KD 500 – which is specifically designated for youth aged 14 to 18 years.

The second “Datathon” competition aims to attract and encourage the following categories to participate:

  • University students who are currently enrolled, or recent graduates who are looking for an educational opportunity to gain experience in data analysis, programming, and problem solving.
  • High school students, in cooperation with INJAZ Kuwait, with the aim of teaching the students how to use Google Analytics through a workshop, and to participate in a five-hour competition.
  • Data enthusiasts and individuals experienced with data analysis and interpretation.
  • General public and individuals interested in data science and its applications.

On this occasion, the Deputy General Manager of the Digital Transformation and Innovation Unit at Gulf Bank, Mai Al-Owaish, said: ” The competition reflects Gulf Bank’s distinguished role in social sustainability, helps support the digital transformation process and contributes to Kuwait 2035 vision and goals. The competition also aids in consolidating the bank’s leading position in the field of data and digitization, by working to expand and disseminate data culture in society. We also wanted to focus on youth this year, hence, we added a new age group designated for young individuals aged 14 to 18 years.”

Al-Owaish indicated Gulf Bank’s keenness to invest in youth and provide them with the necessary tools for a data-drive future. This can be accomplished by working hard to prepare and qualify current and future generations in Kuwait, with the necessary knowledge that will help increase their ability to effectively engage with the digital future and promote data-driven innovations.

She also affirmed Gulf Bank’s commitment to organizing and hosting many events and competitions that help to achieve these goals, as well as harnessing its resources and capabilities to help foster a homegrown tech community capable of responding to the latest data innovations and requirements. Considering that technology is being used in various unseen ways to bridge the gap between human needs, and products and services.

Those wishing to register, please visit the following website https://e-gulfbank.com/datathon  or scan the QR code.

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