And the Winners of the Jigsaw Mortgage Dex Data Analysis Competition Are…

A couple of months back Jigsaw Academy got talking with  Mortgage Dex, a firm that examines real estate trends, policies & financial implications that impact real estate investments. As fellow data enthusiasts, they decided to collaborate and hold a data analysis competition for Jigsaw students.


The objective of the contest was to recommend a good place/zip code to buy the property based on the data at hand and was aimed at helping students strengthen their skills in data exploration, analysis and visualization. The students were initially asked to share an approach note for a sample data set. Based on this, fourteen students were invited to proceed further and submit within a ten-day time frame, a more detailed analysis of the real estate data shared with them.

The submissions were then evaluated by Jigsaw mentors and Mortgage Dex and the finalists were chosen based on the depth of analysis, tools used, domain knowledge and presentation.

So Congrats to Finalist 1-Shyam Anadkat,  Finalist 2- Parindsheel Dhillon and Finalist 3-Balaji Athreya. Also special mention to Vaishnavi Reddy. The winners will each receive a scholarship of Rs 15000, Rs 10000 and Rs 5000 respectively.

On receiving the submissions, Dinakar K, senior data analyst & engineer of Mortgage Dex had this to say, “We see that a lot of hard work has been put in by the students. They seem to have used the right techniques to approach the problem and they have also used some amazing visualizations to explain their insights.”

On Jigsaw’s end collaborating with Mortgage Dex for this competition has been a rewarding experience. We are glad our students had another opportunity to sharpen their data analysis skills and work on a real life project. We thank Mortgage Dex for bringing this opportunity to our students. We also thank all the participants and commend them for their excellent effort. Well done. We are proud of you.

Watch this space for more details on the winning submissions.

Image Credit: By Boians Cho Joo Young.

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