Friday21Apr 2017

Datafest 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
2017-04-21 08:00 2017-04-23 17:00 America/Los_Angeles Datafest 2017 SANDHU CONF. ROOM D Sandhu Conference Center Room D East

Free to attend


Sandhu Conference Center Room D East

Students and Prospective Students

are invited to attend.

DataFest is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set.

DataFest was founded at UCLA in 2011. ASA DataFest is now sponsored by the American Statistical Association and hosted by several of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. More than 500 students take part. The event has become so popular in Southern California that a second SoCal site is being hosted at Chapman University for the 2017 Datafest on the weekend of April 21-23. 

Past events have featured data from companies such as:

  • Ticketmaster
  • eHarmony
  • GridPoint

A key feature of ASA DataFest is that it brings together the data science community. Undergraduate students do the work, but they are assisted by roving consultants who are graduate students, faculty, and industry professionals. Many professionals find DataFest to be a great recruiting opportunity–they get to watch talented undergraduate students work under pressure in a team and examine their thinking processes.

After two days of intense data wrangling, analysis, and presentation design, each team is allowed a few minutes and no more than two slides to impress a panel of judges. Prizes are given for Best in Show, Best Visualization, and Best Use of External Data.

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