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DataFest @ NC State

In April 2022, the Data Science Academy hosted NC State's first DataFest. See how it went and check back for upcoming DataFest events.

DataFest @ NC State participants, organizers and judges
DataFest @ NC State 2022 participants, organizers and judges / Image: Charles Dickens Photography

Bringing DataFest to NC State

In 2022, the Data Science Academy (DSA) worked with Herle McGowan (Statistics) to bring a national weekend data competition to Raleigh. NC State’s first DataFest event began, with the university as an official host site for the American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest!

Chanel Carrell, the DSA’s Program Specialist, organized and ran DataFest @ NC State. Throughout the weekend, she was available to coordinate the space and activities. With her guidance, the DSA is looking forward to continuing to be a DataFest host.

Chanel Carrell and Ray Levy at the 2022 DataFest @ NC State event.
Chanel Carrell, left, and Ray Levy chat during DataFest @ NC State. / Image: Charles Dickens Photography

DataFest @ NC State 2022

NC State’s first DataFest happened over the weekend of April 8-10. Students from any discipline and an interest in big data could participate in DataFest @ NC State. In its first year, the DSA welcomed four teams of students. Teams spent the weekend working together, relaxing together and diving into data.

Thank you to our judges!

The Data Science Academy appreciates all the time and dedication that our volunteer judges gave to our first DataFest event.

About DataFest

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

*DataFest @ NC State is open to undergraduate and master’s students. Ph.D. students are encouraged to volunteer as mentors during the event.