ASA DataFestTM 2017 at Chapman University happened on April 21-23. Registraton closed on April 14.
What Is ASA DataFestTM?
ASA DataFestTM is a data hackathon for undergraduate students, sponsored by the American Statistical Association and founded at UCLA, in 2011. ASA DataFestTM at Chapman is hosted by the Schmid College of Science and Technology and Office of Residential Life.
Analyze ASA DataFestTM introduces you to what is likely the richest, most complex dataset you’ve seen so far in your undergraduate career. The dataset is provided by a real-life organization and is chosen to provide many avenues of discovery. Students at any stage of their data science education will find something of interest and will have the opportunity to make an original finding. Students from any major are welcome.
Network Mingle with data science professionals who visit DataFestTM to offer their advice and answer your questions. You also get to meet students from other colleges and universities in southern California.
Experience Past participants of the ASA DataFestTM have gone to job interviews able to describe technical challenges overcome, explain how they work under time-pressure, and talk about their thoughts on solving real-life data problems.