Here’s a fabulous opportunity for you GeoGeeks and its likely right up your alley – Zillow Prize, a contest designed to inspire the brightest scientific minds to compete to improve the Zestimate® home valuation algorithm. From the company… “Data scientists everywhere have a unique opportunity to work on the algorithm that changed the world of real estate – and win $1 million for improving it.”
Best of the best: Feb. 1, 2018 – Jan 15, 2019
Only 100 teams will compete in the final round for the $1 million grand prize. The winning team must build an algorithm to predict the actual sales price of homes, using innovative data sources to engineer new features that will give the model an edge over other participants.
To take home the $1 million grand prize, the winning algorithm model must beat Zillow’s benchmark accuracy on the second round competition data set when compared against real-time home sales in the summer of 2018, and enhance the accuracy further than any other submitted model.