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.
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.
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.
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.