In light of the global health concerns due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), CWRU has cancelled all non-essential large gatherings on campus until further notice. Unfortunately, we are unable to reschedule DataFest this year but look forward to seeing you in 2021. Thank you to all who intended to participate and that have signed up!
Please be on the lookout for updates about a possible local data mining contest focused on investigating the virus that disrupted our plans, using the publicly available data.
About: The American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFestTM is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduate students work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set. Essentially a “hackathon” for data analytics! The event first began at UCLA in 2011 and has grown into an event that is hosted by several of the most prestigious colleges and universities around the United States.
Students work in teams of two to five to analyze a surprise data set. Past examples of projects include analyzing arrest data from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), delving into lending data from Kiva.org, examining advertising success for the car website Edmunds.com, and exploring dating data provided by eHarmony and Expedia.com. This year’s data set will be revealed at the opening kickoff of the DataFest@CWRU event.
After two days of intense data wrangling, analysis, and presentation design, each team gives a brief (5 minute) presentation and no more than two slides to impress a panel of judges comprised of faculty and data analytics professionals from a variety of fields. Prizes are given for Best in Show, Best Visualization, and Best Use of External Data.
For more information, visit our datafest homepage.
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