[N] Kaggle Petfinder.my Contest: First Place Winner Disqualified

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[N] Kaggle Petfinder.my Contest: First Place Winner Disqualified


https://www.kaggle.com/c/petfinder-adoption-prediction/discussion/125436

tl;dr the winner cheated by scraping data outside of the provided datasets and obfuscating that fact.

This is interesting; I don't remember a first-place winner Kaggle provably cheating and getting caught.

EDIT: Here is the Kaggle Notebook from the person who found the cheating demonstrating how the data was obfuscated.

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