We ran a Data Science Hackathon as a Kaggle competition and I thought it would be fun to produce a “bar chart race” to track the leaderboard struggles in real time, as opposed to just seeing who had won at the end.

Kaggle allows you to download the current leaderboard using their API. Then, I found a very nice free visualization on Flourish, but it is prohibitively expensive if you want to use their API to upload the data programmatically. Using Selenium, I was able to automate this. With this script you can take a “photo” of the leaderboard and update your bar code race periodically.

leaderboard

You can find the script and details on how to use it here.