Win or Learn, you can’t lose!

The FIRST Datathon event in Kuwait!

Compete in the Datathon to grow your data and analytics skills and participate in this event that builds a data culture in the tech community in Kuwait.

The Datathon will include educational workshops by Gulf Bank’s own industry experts as a chance to learn hands-on skills with data science, visualizations and digital analytics tools and techniques.

Datathon Prizes

What's a Datathon?

  • A Datathon is a fast paced competitive event where participants gather to solve practical problems through the application of data science tools and techniques, by working together in teams to generate insights, visualizations and potential solutions.

  • Gulf Bank Datathon is powered by CODED.

Who is it for?

  • We encourage everyone interested in data and analytics to join the Datathon! Learn something new, maybe even change your career in the process of learning how to navigate the tools used in the Datathon.

  • Skills are a plus, but are not mandatory as Gulf Bank is giving free educational workshops in all tools used during the Datathon.

  • The only requirement to compete is to be above the age of 18.

Why Is Gulf Bank Hosting A Datathon?

  • Gulf Bank is holding the first Datathon in the country, aiming to foster content creators with data and analytics skills and to build a data culture in the tech community in Kuwait.

  • The Datathon will include educational workshops by Gulf Bank’s own industry experts and competitions to learn data science, visualizations and digital analytics tools and techniques.

Competition Tracks

Data Modeling and Visualization


Data Modeling and Visualization

Provided with a banking dataset, find actionable insights and make predictions using data modeling techniques.
If you have a coding background or interests in Python, R or any other scripting language, this track is for you. Also, you will use your findings to create an interesting Visualization using Tableau or other visualization techniques.

Data Visualization

Data Visualization

Data tells a story! Use the dataset provided to show us what the data is saying; uncover trends, visualize insights into a beautiful dashboard.
If you’re interested in turning data into artistic visualization, this is for you! You don’t need a background in coding, just an eye for visual insights; as the Tableau workshop that we’ll host will enable you with the Tableau skills you need.

Digital Analytics

Digital Analytics

Websites and Mobile apps tell a lot about customer behavior. Using website and app data, the challenge will be to answer questions about customer behavior, and visualize insights with a dashboard.
If you’re interested in websites, mobile apps or online customer behavior, this is your track.

Participation Rules

  • Each team should consist of 2-3 members.

  • Each project must utilize the dataset provided for your track, and must demonstrate appropriate use of data science methods.

  • All work must be conducted by the team members. The team may ask provided mentors for guidance, but not for direct solutions.

  • We believe in the importance of respect for all ideas and opinions. Any form of harassment will result in exclusion from the datathon.

Learning Workshops

Remember, there’s no losing in Gulf Bank’s Datathon. You will either win or learn. Gulf Bank data experts will help you get ready for each challenge track through a hands-on learning workshop. You are encouraged to attend the workshop of your track, but you are more than welcome to attend any or all of the three workshops

The workshops will take place on CODED grounds on Thursday, May 26th, 2022 From 5PM till 8PM

DataViz with Tableau

DataViz with Tableau

Learn how to navigate Tableau’s interface and connect and present data using easy to-understand visualizations. By the end of this training, you’ll have the basic skills you need to confidently explore Tableau and explore resources that will enable you to build impactful dashboards.

May 26th, 2022
From 6:30PM till 8PM

Google Analytics 4

Google Analytics 4

Get oriented with the Google Analytics interface, explore how to report and visualize user behavior data on web and app platforms and get hands-on with an exploration of digital analytics. Find out where to start on Google SkillShop to become the next Digital Analyst.

May 26th, 2022
From 5PM till 6:30PM

Modeling with Python

Modeling with Python

Learn about powerful ways to store and manipulate data, and how to use Python interactively using a script. Create your first variables and acquaint yourself with Python's basic data types.

May 26th, 2022
From 5PM till 6:30PM

Fouzan AlSumait

Instructor/ Fouzan AlSumait
is the Data Science Lead at Gulf Bank and is currently leading the enterprise Tableau rollout as a part of the data and digital transformation of Gulf Bank. He trains teams on Tableau to automate insights and dashboards and enables self-serve analytics. Fouzan holds a Management Information Systems degree and an MBA.

Mai AlOwaish

Instructor/ Mai AlOwaish
is the Chief Data & Innovation Officer at Gulf Bank. She is a seasoned information systems and data analytics expert with 20 years of experience between Kuwait and the United States where she ran multiple workshops on Google Analytics and Mobile Apps. Mai is a published author, speaker, and award winner and is a current board member in the Digital Analytics Association.

Dr. Haidar Almohri

Instructor/ Dr. Haidar Almohri
is the head of Consumer Banking’s MIS & Data Science at Gulf Bank. Dr. Haidar has participated in various seminars and conferences as a speaker and has run a number of workshops and training courses in Kuwait. He has a PhD in Industrial Engineering , his research interests include Big Data Analysis, High-Dimensional Data Analysis, Business Analytics, Mixture Models, Multi-objective Optimization.


  • The Datathon will start on 27 May 2022 4:00 PM. Mandatory orientation will be on the 25th of May.
    Also, free Educational Workshops will take place on the 26th of May.

  • The Datathon will take place on CODED's Campus, in Shuwaikh’s Free Trade Zone. Click here for a map location.

  • In order to compete, participants can either join with a team of their own, or we can match you with other participants to form a team.
    It is not a prerequisite to form your team prior to the Datathon.

  • 2-3 members per team. Teams are capped at 3 members. Remember, you’re splitting the cash prize!

  • Data Modeling and Visualization Track: 1,000 KD

  • Data Visualization Track: 500 KD

  • Digital Analytics Track: 500 KD

  • Teams are expected to hit pre-set milestones in order to graduate to the next step. Hitting all milestones will qualify you for the final judgement round.
    Judging will take place on the 28th of May, between 4-6 PM.

  • The Team will contact you via e-mail and Whatsapp message regarding all workshops, orientation, dates, and times

  • You’re welcome to attend all three offered workshops. We highly encourage you to attend the workshop of your track.

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