Instagram is one of the world’s most used social networks and until recently, it’s been nearly impossible to discover insights hiding inside Instagram data sets. That’s exactly why we’ve built the Panoply Instagram Data Challenge!
Panoply is an all in one cloud data warehouse that lets data analysts, marketers and data-driven professionals, and anyone looking to use data connect, query and make discoveries in their data. With Instagram now as a new data source in Panoply, we’re excited to launch this competition for the world’s data sleuths and analysts. For the winning data submissions, we have prizes across three categories!
So get ready to team up, learn about Instagram data and bring your ideas to life!
In the month of April, we conducting an Instagram data challenge where you can analyze sample data sets, provide an insight and win great prizes. There are four steps to participation:
Prizes will be awarded to the winner of these 3 categories: Most Beautiful Data Visualization; Most Impactful Data Insight; and People's Choice.
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Data hacking is all about examining a fun data set and building a beautiful visualization or unearthing an unknown insight. Your task for this data challenge is simple: Unleash your creativity!
To get you started, we’ve assembled two sample Instagram data sets for analysis and disection, including a top Instagram Influencer, Kirsten Alana and an innovative and edgy apparel brand known as Shinesty.
For your data insight investigation, you can use your data tool of choice, including any SQL client or BI visualization tool.
Need a suggestion on a data visualization tool or suite? We suggest using one of our partners.
There are many ways to explore Instagram data.
For example, you can examine Instagram post performance:
Post-specific questions such as:
There is a prize for each of the 3 categories detailed below.
Our prizes for each category will include a $1,000 USD Amazon.com gift card.
One prize will be awarded for submissions in each category
1. Most beautiful data visualization: Build the most beautiful visualization using Instagram Data. Use your favorite visualization tool to tell an amazing data story.
2. Most impactful data insight: Unearth the most interesting insight using Instagram Data. Uncover behavior patterns that no one could have expected.
3. Be voted 'People's Choice': Be voted 'People's Choice.' We'll be sharing all the submissions on social media for voting.
Kate Strachnyi is the author of The Disruptors: Data Science Leaders and Journey to Data Scientist. Host of Datacated Weekly; a project dedicated to helping others learn about various topics in the data realm. Host of the Humans of Data Science (HoDS); uncovering the human side of data science. Extensive experience with data visualization tools (i.e. Tableau); proficient with gathering user requirements and developing custom interactive reports and dashboards using multiple data sources. Previously focused on risk management, governance, and regulatory response solutions for financial services institutions.
Max Morganfeld came to data via digital marketing and the desire to provide clients with clear, actionble and dependable insights. For the last year, he's been helping digital agency Room 214 of Boulder, CO take their data and reports to the next level with Panoply. When he's not busy nerding out, he's trying to log off and get into the mountains of Colorado
Kirsten Alana is a freelance photographer who has worked in more than 50 countries on six continents for some of the most awarded campaigns in digital and social media. Her portfolio of clients has included brands in travel, fashion and lifestyle ranging from Four Seasons and SPG to Ted Baker and Amarula and her work has been featured in print magazines in the USA, Europe and Australia. Her expertise in mobile photography, photography and social media has led her to speak at conferences around the globe. She resides in Los Angeles when she is not traveling on assignment.
Kristen Kehrer is the founder of Data Moves Me, LLC and a data scientist who has been delivering innovative and actionable machine learning solutions industry for the last 9 years. Kristen was #8 LinkedIn Top Voice in Data Science and Analytics. She holds an MS in Applied Statistics and a BS in Mathematics.
Betsy is the Senior Manager of BI & Analytics at Spanx, in Atlanta. She has spent the last two decades leading Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence teams in both the retail and financial industries. Betsy can translate business vision and requirements into data stories that move the needle (or help find the needle in a haystack) for teams across organizations. Betsy is excited to be a part of this challenge!