I am sure most of you here are familiar with Kaggle and the contests they host. Though its a great platform for data scientists, I feel it limits the participants to be able to solve only prediction problems. Also, the budding young data scientists who are now venturing out to test waters never stand a chance to win, but no doubt, its a great learning curve.
I stumbled upon a site, CrowdAnalytix.com, which is similar to Kaggle, but these guys host a wide variety of contests, from Research to Predictive Modeling to Visualization. I feel this gives an opportunity for young statisticians and data science students to participate and win good prize money as the contests are not long and very intense like Kaggle. Check it out for yourselves and let me know your views. A visualization contest is now live, and the link is below. Thanks