The ASA DataFest is back! This year, the U of T Department of Statistical Sciences and Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Scarborough, have joined forces to host the ASA DataFest 2019.
DataFest is like a hackathon, for undergraduate students, except the problem is a data analysis problem, rather than a programming problem. Teams of students get a dataset on Friday afternoon and work on the problem until Sunday afternoon when they present their results. 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.
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.
Register as part of a team by Fri, April 5, 2019.
We look forward to another fantastic event this year!