Skip links

The future of data science in Africa

Launching September 2018, Zindi is a platform that develops and curates online competitions that source and promote the best data science solutions to Africa’s most pressing problems.

Keep me posted

An organisation identifies a challenge and collates relevant data sets

We help your organisation identify and define a pressing or interesting challenge. Prizes are set with your organisation, with complexity of the challenge as a determining factor.

Zindi posts and advertises the challenge and prize money online

A description of the challenge, prize money and datasets are posted. The competition is promoted to the community, advertised on social media and spread through our partner network.

Data scientists from all over Africa and around the world compete to solve the challenge

Data scientists download training and test datasets and build solutions. Typically, solutions comprise data processing, feature engineering and one or more machine learning techniques.

Cash prizes are awarded to the winning data scientist or team based on final rankings

At the close of the competition, submissions are scored against a private dataset based on the accuracy they achieve. The final rankings are always 100% objective and fair.

Why Zindi?

Zindi will develop and curate online competitions that source and promote the best data science solutions to Africa’s most pressing problems.

Zindi will also be an important resource for the data science community in Africa who will use the platform to hone their skills, share knowledge, and connect with high-value employment opportunities.

Finally, Zindi is an open data platform for researchers, governments, and business.

Keep me posted

Why host a competition?

Find the best data scientists for your organisation.

On demand. Get solutions when you need them.

Full rights to the code. No ongoing license fees or maintenance costs.

Raise your profile. Build your reputation within the data science community.

Keep me posted

Why enter a Zindi competition?

  • Test your skills against top talent
  • Learn by doing and gain exposure
  • Earn income by doing what you’re best at and enjoy
  • Build your reputation and attract potential employers
  • Learn from others through collaboration and discussion
Keep me posted

How competitions are ranked

Competitors can submit several solutions during the competition. Their submissions, based on the test set they dowloaded, are ranked on a leaderboard.

At the close of the competition, submissions are scored against a private dataset based on the accuracy they achieve. The final rankings are always 100% objective and fair.

Keep me posted

Zindi: A vibrant community of data scientists across Africa applying their skills to the region’s most pressing problems.

Join the revolution

Launching at AI Expo Africa 2018 in September 2018.
For more information, please send us your contact details below.