For three days beginning March 18 the Brown Science and Engineering Library in Clark Hall will play host to this year’s American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest, a competition between teams of students who will spend the weekend extracting insight from a large, complex, mystery dataset to be revealed on the first night of competition. Undergraduate and graduate students will be grouped together on teams.
Want to participate? All you need is a laptop, whatever data analysis software you prefer, and a passion for data. There will be plenty of food, beverages, and candy to keep you going. Besides a chance to win an ASA student membership and other prizes, you’ll get experience working on and collaborating between teams, demonstrating skills valued by employers. So assemble your team and register. If you don’t already have a team you can look for one on the collab forum page. Register by March 4 and get a T-shirt!
Also needed are VIP Consultants: graduate students, faculty, or other data scientists who would like to volunteer two hours of time interacting, brainstorming, and providing guidance for the teams. If you are interested, please sign up here.
Full details can be found on the DataFest site.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.