Datathon Against Racism

The time has come for a New Datathon. This edition we will focus on hate speech detection.  As part of the preparation work we are getting inputs and recommendations from members of CNAAE (Comunidad Negra Africana y Afrodescendiente en España) and Sietar España. 

Details of the event

Challenge: build a model that can automatically classify text messages as Racist or not Racist. Messages will be provided in Spanish and teams will have 1 week to address the challenge

Prizes: there will be 2 prizes, each of them of 1.500€ .


  • March 25th: kick-off of the Datathon. It will take place in the evening at Adevinta offices in Barcelona. Challenge will be explained to participants. Teams should be present in the venue.
  • From March 25th until April 1st teams can build and submit their models. Teams can work remotely.
  • April 1st: end of the Datathon – prize ceremony. It will take place in the evening at Adevinta offices in Barcelona. Teams should be present in the venue.

IMPORTANT: since we want to maximize the positive social impact of this Datathon, winning teams commit to openly publish and share their model with organizers and any organization willing to use it.

Participation details

We plan to have 8-10 teams participating. Each team should have 4-5 team members. When selecting participants teams, diversity and inclusion criteria will be taken into account.

If you are interested in participating and already have a team of 4-5 people please Fulfill this form.

If you are interested in participating, but do not have a team or your team is less than 3 people, please send us an email to Please include full names, LinkedIN/GitHub profiles and gender in your email.

Registrations are open until February 15th. Once we close the registration we will reach the selected teams.

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