Sign up for the Halloween Data Visualization Competition!

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The Periscope Data Community is pleased to announce its first ever competition! In the spirit of all things Halloween, your challenge is to create a data visualization using Kaggle’s dataset on UFO sightings. Everyone is welcome and you don’t need to be a current Periscope Data user to participate.

Competitors can choose to submit entries for any of the below categories:

  1. Best Visualization (using Python)
  2. Best Visualization (using R)
  3. Best Visualization (using SQL only)

Submissions can consist of a single chart or a group of charts and will be judged on quality of analysis, insightfulness, and visual appeal. First place winners in each category will receive a $200 Amazon gift card and a coffee chat (in person or virtual) with Periscope Data’s Head of Analytics! Additional prizes will be given for honorable mentions.

Click Here to Register

Competitors will gain access to a Periscope Data instance to build out their visualizations the 1 to 2 business days after registration. Submissions are due by October 31st at 11:59 p.m. PT in the form of a Community post. Further submission details will be provided via email following registration and can also be found here.

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  • hey  Periscope Admin , been trying to work with the `duration_seconds` column but keep running into the following error whenever I try to do mathematical computations like sum, avg, etc:

    ERROR: Invalid digit, Value '`', Pos 1, Type: Double
    Detail: -----------------------------------------------
    error: Invalid digit, Value '`', Pos 1, Type: Double
    code: 1207
    context: 2`
    query: 9055701
    location: :0
    process: query0_80_9055701
    [pid=0] -----------------------------------------------

    Any ideas?

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      • Mitchell Posluns
      • Customer Success Operations Specialist
      • Mitchell_Posluns
      • 2 mths ago
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      Periscope Admin duration_seconds::decimal, duration_seconds::float, durations_seconds::integer before the computation don't work either

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      • Neha Kumar
      • Solutions Engineer
      • Neha_Kumar
      • 1 mth ago
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      Mitchell Posluns Thanks for the heads up. We've uploaded a cleaned dataset, called [kaggle_ufo_data_cleaned]. Let us know if any questions

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      • Mitchell Posluns
      • Customer Success Operations Specialist
      • Mitchell_Posluns
      • 1 mth ago
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      Neha Kumar Thank you!

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    • Mitchell Posluns yes!

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