MELI Data Challenge 2021
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The challenge

Build a model to forecast item inventory days based on Mercado Libre historical data.

Every day, Mercadolibre's shipping unit (MercadoEnvíos) delivers thousands of products across Latin America.

In order to provide customers with the best experience throughout the shipping process, it is critical to have accurate sales forecasts.

At the core of this business problem, lies the Data Challenge task: given the historical sales time-series for a subset of the martketplace's listings, we challenge you to predict how long will it take for a given item to run out of stock.

How to participate?

  • 1. You should first register using your mail account.
  • 2. You will receive an e-mail with a secret token like this: O54944-01a032pp12-06993e20.
  • 3. You can try and submit our sample submission.

Why we do it?

We know how hard it can be to find resources to practice when you want to learn Machine Learning. We put together this challenge so you can sharpen your skills in a real business context and with a validated data sets.

In this way, you will be able to use validated resources, post your results and compare them with other participants' solutions. At the same time, you can win great prizes by doing it!

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Prizes*

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
1st place
Notebook Lenovo Legion 5i
+ Monitor Samsung F390 27” + 100 USD credits for AWS/Google Cloud + Ticket for NeurIPS virtual conference
Neural Information Processing Systems
2nd place
Notebook Asus ROG Strix G512LI
+ Monitor Samsung F390 27” + 100 USD credits for AWS/Google Cloud + Ticket for NeurIPS virtual conference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
3rd place
Monitor Samsung F390 27”
+ 100 USD credits for AWS/Google Cloud + Ticket for NeurIPS virtual conference
Neural Information Processing Systems
4th - 10th places
Ticket for NeurIPS virtual conference

*Only residents from Argentina 🇦🇷, Brazil 🇧🇷, Chile 🇨🇱, Colombia 🇨🇴, Mexico 🇲🇽 and Uruguay 🇺🇾 are eligibles for prizes.

About us

About Mercado Libre

We are the leading e-commerce and fintech company in Latin America. We are building an entrepreneurial ecosystem that is democratizing trade, money and payments, empowering millions of people in Latin America. Mercado Libre is a pioneering e-commerce company, based on a platform where users buy, sell, advertise, deliver, fund and pay goods and services through the Internet. We are driven by the commitment to co-create a better future, while enjoying what we carry in our DNA: to be entrepreneurs.

Important dates

  • July 15th, 2021:Registration opens and competition starts.
  • September 10th, 2021: Competition ends.
  • September 27th, 2021: Winners are announced.

Discussion

We invite you to interact with the community (share ideas, get help, etc.) with the Twitter hashtag #MeLiDataChallenge.