American Statistical Association DataFest Hackathon

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 7:00pm to Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 4:00pm
Covel Commons

ASA DataFestTM is a data hackathon for undergraduate students, sponsored by the American Statistical Association and founded here, at UCLA, in 2011.  ASA DataFestTM at UCLA is hosted by the UCLA Statistics Students Association and Office of Residential Life.

ASA DataFestTM will introduce 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.

Mingle with data science professionals who visit DataFestTM to offer their advice and answer your questions.  You’ll also get to meet students from other colleges and universities in southern California.

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 can talk about their thoughts on solving real-life data-problems.