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Frequently asked questions

How do I sign up?

  • First, you must be registered on the corresponding course on edX.
  • Then, you'll register on DrivenData and wait for the confirmation email to arrive.
  • Once you've confirmed your account on DrivenData, you can log in here and click the "Join the competition!" button on the competition page to agree to the rules, access the data, and start working on your first submission!

What if I don't receive an e-mail?

Answer E-mails can take a few minutes to process. If you haven't received your confirmation e-mail: check your spam folder and then wait up to 30 minutes to see if e-mail arrives. If e-mail has still not arrived in 30 minutes, contact us.

How do I get credit for my scores here?

Answer Once the instructors open the grading functionality on edX, you will be able to obtain a course grade based on your best score for the capstone challenge. You will get credit on edX by pasting an encrypted token from DrivenData into a simple graded assignment form on the edX course. More detailed instructions are available here.

What can I find here?

The Capstone Challenge features applied data problems that require students to synthesize their learnings and demonstrate their readiness to employ the skills they learned as part of the Microsoft Professional Program.

Each capstone features a real-world dataset that focuses on an important issue in the social sector. These problems highlight areas that can be of great value to society but are in need of attention from deeper technical talent. Through addressing these problems, students can learn, contribute, and hone skills that are applicable across industries.

For each problem, students have the opportunity to try different approaches with the tools of their choosing, while a live leaderboard provides ongoing feedback on how well their solution performs. In the end, scores on the capstone will be determined by how well students demonstrate understanding of core concepts learned throughout the course track and can apply them in practice to a real-world data challenge.

Note: Interested in this competition but not sure what this site is about? Learn more about the Microsoft Professional Program.