This year the Department of Statistical Sciences, St. George Campus and Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Scarborough, University of Toronto will be hosting another DataFest. The event 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 where 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.
2019 ASA DataFest@UofT will take place May 3-5.
To register for 2019 ASA DataFest@UofT visit https://utorontodatafest.wordpress.com
We look forward to another fantastic event this year!
The DataFest organization committee.