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Take part in the Game of Nodes

Learn more about the data science tournament and how to take part

January 31, 2024
Data literacy
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Hark! I summon thee to a contest of nodes. Art thou endowed with the courage for the encounter?

Registration just opened to compete in the new KNIME workflow tournament, where the winning team will win the Golden Node.

Key infos at a glance


What is the Game of Nodes?

Game of Nodes is KNIME's first data science world tournament where teams in the KNIME community compete against each other to solve data analytics challenges. Think of it as a soccer world cup but with data and no-code/low-code solutions.

You'll compete by solving data analytics challenges with KNIME Analytics Platform version 5.2 in teams of 2-3 people. There will be challenges for everyone, from training predictive models to web scraping, from engineering AI-driven solutions, to plotting geospatial maps and creating compelling reports.

Who's it for?

All members of the KNIME community are welcome to participate – from newbies to expert users, data analysts, machine learning engineers, and more! 

How does it work?

You compete in teams of 2-3 KNIME users and you'll have to register your team on the Game of Nodes registration page.

During the qualification round, all teams are assigned the same task. In subsequent phases, teams will compete in knockout rounds where they will be allocated specific tasks. At each knockout, the winning team qualifies for the next round.

A committee of expert data scientists, engineers and analysts from the KNIME Team will inspect the submitted solutions and determine the winning team that advances to the next round. To give you a taste of the assessment criteria, these will include, among other things: Adherence to the task and correctness of the solution, degree of automation, customization and documentation.   

When does it take place?

  • First, register your team by February 18.
  • Next, you'll take part in a qualifier round so that we can select the best 16 teams. This is followed by rounds of 16, 8, and 4. Stay tuned for more details on the exact calendar.
  • The finale between the best two teams will be held at the KNIME Spring Summit, on April 15-17, 2024, in Austin, Texas.

Where does it take place?

The tournament will be run fully remotely, allowing every team to join and engage from the comfort of their home.

The only exception is the finale, which will be hosted as a hybrid event both on-site at the KNIME Spring Summit 2024 in Austin, TX (US) and online. The competing teams in the finale will have the chance to participate in their preferred modality (don’t underestimate the boosting power of a cheering crowd in the room!).

Why participate?

It’s a great chance to challenge your current data science knowledge, acquire new skills, learn new capabilities in KNIME software, share your solutions, and connect with other members of the KNIME community.

But most importantly, because we think it could be fun.

Is there a prize for the winners?

Yes, KNIME prizes await all participating teams. Teams that successfully submit their solutions will receive a celebratory digital badge. The finalist and winner teams will receive KNIME goodie bags, a custom t-shirt of the tournament, and will be invited as guests on the KNIME webcast, My Data Guest

The KNIME Golden Node, the official trophy of the tournament, will be given in recognition of the outstanding performance of the first-ranked team.

Take part in the Game of Nodes and win the golden node.

How can I register to compete?

Register your team on the Game of Nodes webpage.

Good luck! May the best team win!