Zindi is a community of data scientists that collaborate with organisations to solve data issues, over the past 6 months we have had the privilege of working with them.
LOC has embarked on a process of transitioning its database from an in-house hosted database to an online cloud server. Previous data needed cleaning and verification before being pushed to the new platform. LOC partnered with Zindi to run a competition that invited scientists from all over the world to solve a problem that LOC experienced with cleaning its data.
From this competition, three solutions emerged. The solutions were applied to LOC’s Turtle Bycatch data and helped flag errors and anomalies. This process reduced the time required to clean the data significantly, transforming an exercise that would literally have taken many months, down to a couple of weeks. This was just the start of what we hope to be a longer-term collaboration with the Zindi team.
Thank you Zindi for your support with this campaign.