Elleni is pursuing a Masters of Data Analytics at RMIT and participated in the 2018 Datathon. She was part of the team Saved by the Bell Curve who placed as finalist in the Insights competition. As a result Elleni received a summer internship with Rightship which was extended for the remainder of her studies. In her internship she was able to turn her Datathon experience, analysing safety records of Myki travellers to a real-time problem analysing risk and safety in the maritime industry where she is gaining valuable experience in text mining and NLP projects.
As a first year student the Datathon seemed like a daunting experience, but my advice is just to give it a go. Focus on one skill you want to learn, and everything else that comes out of the experience is a bonus!