All members of your team need to register.
Registration is open!
- The competition has a limited availability of 125 students and/or 25 teams, which will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- DataFest 2023 may contain some in-person activity. Specifically, in-person presentations on Sunday, April 30 by all teams who complete the competition
Who may participate?
ASA DataFestTM at the University of Waterloo is open to all undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo. Students are encouraged to form teams of 3 to 5 individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills from different disciplines.
Each individual in a team must submit a separate registration by Saturday, April 1, 2023, and include the team name on the form. In case a student is really interested to participate but has not formed a team, he/she will have the chance on the registration form to request placement onto a team.
What is ASA DataFest?
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. This year's Datafest will be held in-person.
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
Friday, April 28, 2023 - Welcome/Introduction to the Data and begin working.
Saturday. April 29, 2029 - Work on the data set and meet with mentors
Sunday, April 30, 2023 - Finish and submit work, deliver presentations, closing ceremony and winners.