What is ASA DataFestTM?

DataFestTM is a team competition. Teams of up to 5 undergraduate students have less than 48 hours to determine who can provide the best insight —and communicate that insight–gleaned from a large, complex dataset. The teams that impress the judges will win prizes. Everyone else will have a great experience, lots of food, and fun.

Who can compete at the UCLA ASA DatafestTM?

Any undergraduate at UCLA, or other local undergraduates from colleges or universities with agreements with UCLA Statistics. All members of the team must be undergraduates. Teams can have no more than 5 people.

How do I register?

Registration will be available at this location once the registration period begins.

When is the next DataFestTM?

Spring 2020. Details about the next DataFestTM are posted under “Competition” as they become available.

Do we have to stay the entire time?

No. You may come and go as you please. However, you are not allowed to work on the project except while you are inside the venue.

What can I win?

Prizes. Fame. Glory. Or some combination thereof.

How will my team get the data?

The data will be distributed via USB drives, and so at least one team member should be able to read the data. The data set may be as large as 2 GB, so make sure you have sufficient memory.