DataFest 2020 is cancelled

Due to growing concerns about COVID-19, and increasingly restrictive regulations in Connecticut about conferences and large meetings, we have decided to cancel DataFest 2020. We will be back next year and look forward to seeing you all then.

DataFest 2020

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DataFest at Wesleyan University — April 3-5, 2020

DataFest is a data analysis competition where students are presented with a large, complex, surprise data set and work over the weekend to explore, analyze, and present their findings.  Teams of 3-5 students work together and compete against other teams. This year we are inviting teams from Wesleyan University, Yale, Conn College, Trinity College, UConn, and Bentley University.

Awards will be given for the teams that impress the judges the most.

We will be in touch next semester with registration information.

DataFest 2019

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DataFest at Wesleyan University — April 5-7, 2019

DataFest is a data analysis competition where students are presented with a large, complex, surprise data set and work over the weekend to explore, analyze, and present their findings.  Teams of 3-5 students work together and compete against other teams. This year we are inviting teams from Wesleyan University, Yale, Conn College, Trinity College, UConn, and Bentley University.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the teams that impress the judges the most.

We will be in touch next semester with registration information.

That’s a Wrap on DataFest 2018

We would like to thank everyone for coming out to DataFest 2018!

A special thanks to all of the judges, the supporting faculty from our participating schools, and to the industry/academic professionals who were able to devote time in helping students over the weekend.

Presentations and slides will be posted in May when all DataFest events are complete.

We hope to see you all for DataFest 2019!

(Photo Credit for all above pictures: Caroline Kravitz ’19)

Congratulations to the 3 teams who took home prizes:

  • Best Business Insight (Team AsuperNOVA, Yale): Dawn Chen, James Diao, Sarah Wagner, Gloria Wu, Cathy Xue

  • Best User Insight (Team Q(u)ac(ks), Wesleyan): Tiffany Coons, Frederick Corpuz, Kelly Jamrog, Carlo Medina

  • Best Data Integration (Team 3squRls, UConn): Adam Busa, Aleya Hafex, Thomas Kennon

 

Thanks to our esteemed judging panel:

  • Agbon Edomwonyi, Data Scientist, City of Newark
  • Rich Anziano, Global Head of Statistics, Pfizer
  • Melissa Mischell, Data Scientist, CKM Advisors
  • Ofer Harel, Statistics Professor, UConn

Save the Date — DataFest 2018

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DataFest at Wesleyan University — April 6-8, 2018

DataFest is a data analysis competition where students are presented with a large, complex, surprise data set and work over the weekend to explore, analyze, and present their findings.  Teams of 3-5 students work together and compete against other teams. This year we are inviting teams from Wesleyan University, Yale, Conn College, Trinity College, UConn, and Bentley University.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the teams that impress the judges the most.

We will be in touch next semester with registration information.

 

DataFest 2017 Wrap-up

We had a really enjoyable weekend with all 75 students participating in this year’s DataFest. Lots of thanks to our sponsors, students, consultants, and judges!

Here are the winning teams:

Honorable Mention: Best Pattern Detection
Team: Coup D’ata (Trinity College)
Subekshya Bidari, Kalyan Parajuli
Tristan Peirce, Dylan Spagnuolo

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Best Data Preparation
Team: Unsupervised Leopards (Lafayette College/Wesleyan University)
Joshua Arfin, Benjamin Draves, Tiger Huang

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Best Innovation
Team: Data Baes (Wesleyan University)
Tiffany Coons, Jack Gorman, Joli Holmes, Asie Makarova

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Best in Show
Team: Anscombe’s Quartet (Yale University)
Valerie Chen, James Diao, Alan Liu, Cameron Yick

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