DataFest pre-announcement

SAVE THE DATE

April 8-10, 2016

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. Prizes for best insight, best visualization, and best use of external data are awarded.
The event is organized by the Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC) and begins on Friday, April 8th 2016 at 6pm. You are free to work with the data around the clock until Sunday, April 10th at noon. We will conclude at roughly 5pm on Sunday. Meals etc. will be available for participating students and advisors/consultants throughout the weekend.

Sign-ups will begin early spring semester but maybe you want to start forming your teams now!

Please take less than a minute to let us know of your preliminary interest:
https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/forms/d/1DRypydNbIMQBdu9xHp__1V5C0OrfJ4ZPjrPq1kbqykI/viewform

Want to know more? Check out the national event page: https://www.amstat.org/education/datafest/

Feel free to email Valerie Nazzaro with any questions vnazzaro_at_wesleyan.edu.