Datapalooza 2019

Datapalooza is a data analytics competition open to undergraduate and graduate students in which individuals or teams work to find and share meaning from a large, rich and complex dataset. After analyzing data provided by an industry sponsor (to be announced at start of event), teams will present to a panel of judges to compete for cash prizes.

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Participation Details

Participants are required to register, and can do so individually or in teams of up to 5 students. Teams are encouraged (but not required) to obtain a coach who will provide assistance to the team during their analysis.

Registered teams will be given a competition problem and detailed instructions via upload to a shared team Box folder. Teams will then have one week to complete their analysis.

Teams will then present their findings in a 5 minute presentation at the closing ceremony. Presentations will be awarded prizes in one of three catagories: Best In Show, Best Visualization, and Best Use of Public Data

All teams members will need to be present during the presentation and awards ceremony to qualify for prizes.

Limited travel support offered for teams traveling more than 60 miles. Contact Carrie Brown for details.

Competition Timeline

March 15Registration Deadline
March 20Dataset Released / Competition Begins
March 27Submissions Due via email before 11:59 pm
March 29Closing and Awards Ceremony

Closing and Awards Ceremony

March 29th
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

University of Nebraska-Lincon
Prem Paul Research Center at Whittier School
2200 Vine St
Lincoln, NE 68503

Submission Details

Teams must include (at minimum), the deliverables as outlined in the problem description document. All submissions must be uploaded to the team Box folder no later than 11:59 pm on March 27th

All team members must be presented at the Closing and Awards Ceremony held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on March 29th to be eligible for participation.

This event is sponsored by: