With 5 million data scientists and machine learning experts, Kaggle is the go to source for finding data talent.
Kaggle is an online community for data scientists and machine learning experts and enthusiasts. Kagglers share data sets, collaborate on code and join competitions to solve data science challenges and possibly win prize money. Organizations can set up challenges in which Kagglers can compete.
Kaggler profiles are rich in relevant information from a skills perspective. Especially the discussions and public work provide an accurate view on the candidate's capabilities based on actual data science projects they did.
The profile is rich in information and provides a clear overview on the candidate's activity.
The code the candidate has been working on gives a realistic view of the candidate's skills and interests.
The discussion the candidate participated in indicate the candidate's involvement in the community and their willingness to help.
You can easily search Kaggle with a free account. But there are also other options like Google search with operators to find data talent.
Kagglers can earn points by winning competitions, publishing datasets and notebooks, and adding value in discussions. Based on the points that users earn a ranking is assigned. You can search in the Kaggle user rankings to find the best data scientists:
You can also search competitions based on the keywords you're looking for to find interesting candidates who score high on the leader board of that competition:
You can do the same for:
Search for Kagglers within a certain region and/or with certain skills mentioned:
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