ASA DataFest - Statistics and Actuarial Science

Friday, April 29, 2022 3:00 pm - Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

DataFest 2022 registration is now OPEN!

Register online now!

All members of your team must register.

The American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set.

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. Many professionals find ASA DataFest to be a great recruiting opportunity–they get to watch talented undergraduate students work under pressure in a team and examine their thinking processes.

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. Each individual in the winning teams will receive a CASH prize, upwards of $2,500 per team, applied to their Quest account. Prizes are awarded for:

  • Best Insight
  • Best Visualization
  • Best Use of External Data

Our Sponsors

 Scotiabank, ASA, University of Waterloo

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