Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Sunday April 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM
The American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest is a data analysis competition where teams of up to five undergraduate or master students have a weekend to find and share meaning from a large, complex, and surprise dataset. Given only a few minutes to showcase their final results, teams that impress the judges will win prizes as well as glory for their school. Everyone else will have a great experience, lots of food, and fun!
While ASA DataFest is a competition, the main goals of the event are to celebrate data and promote collaboration. ASA DataFest is also a great opportunity to gain experience that employers are looking for. Having worked on a data analysis problem at this scale will certainly help students become good candidates for any position that involves critical thinking and analysis, as it will provide a concrete example to demonstrate their experience during interviews.