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Anders vs. Shea, Part 4: A Champion is Crowned

Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA, and Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA, reveal the results of the competition and share some final thoughts on the 2021 Milliman Health Practice Hackathon.

It’s time for the big reveal as we find out which of our two podcast hosts prevailed in the hotly contested 2021 Milliman Health Practice Hackathon. Was Shea able to leverage his years of machine learning and predictive analytics experience to guide his team to the victory? Or was Anders poised for a “student has become the teacher” situation after absorbing Shea’s wisdom over the last six years of recording podcasts together? In addition to discussing the much-awaited final score, the hosts talk about what key factors influenced the outcome. They wrap up the series by looking back at the competition as a whole, what they learned, and things to consider for others hosting or participating in a hackathon-style competition.