For the past month all my 20% time has been spent on the Heritage Health Prize, which went live two weeks ago. Competing as Planet Melbourne we’re currently holding down 5th position among 100+ teams, so the early preparation is paying off.
Unfortunately, because of the high stakes involved in this competition, I can’t really say anything about algorithms or strategies. The difference in scores between the top teams is so tight that giving a competitor even a hint could push you out of the prizemoney. Personally, I think the 0.4 threshold for the $3 million prize is unlikely to be reached unless the June 4 data release is something special, but I’ll settle for half of the $500,000 consolation prize.