The dates have just been set for DataFest 2021: April 16-18, 2021! Update your calendars to reserve that weekend and stay tuned for more details.
Congratulations and thank you to all who participated in DataFest 2020 @ Vassar: COVID-19 Virtual Data Challenge! In these challenging times, we especially appreciate (and commend!) everyone for their enthusiasm and collaborative spirit. Thank you to the students for submitting projects, volunteer consultants & judges for their time and expertise, the Vassar President’s Office for sponsoring this year’s prizes, and other departments and offices from Vassar and Marist for their support.
This weekend would have been our DataFest 2020 @ Vassar! Although we will miss this live event with you all, we are pleased to announce the ASA DataFest: COVID-19 Virtual Data Challenge that will take place over a two-week period: May 20 – June 3, 2020. While this virtual DataFest will still include some key aspects of our usual live DataFests (e.g. working in teams, data-centered fun and exploration, workshops, volunteer consultants, panel of judges, prizes), there are also some important differences (notably, no dataset provided- you find your own, so no need for secrecy either!)
Read more about this year’s challenge on our COVID-19 Virtual Data Challenge page. The registration deadline is May 1, 2020.
As of yet, planning continues for DataFest 2020 @ Vassar. However we continue to monitor the coronavirus situation, especially on campus, and if need be, may modify DataFest 2020 into more of a virtual experience. We will keep all registered participants notified with updates.
Register now for DataFest 2020 @ Vassar by clicking here or going to the Register tab above. Spread the word with our DataFest poster!
DataFest returns to Vassar for the 5th year in a row! Save the date: April 17-19, 2020. Check back here later for more details.
Congratulations and thank you to all who participated in DataFest 2019 @ Vassar! Once again, thanks to the students for their enthusiasm about data and story-telling, volunteer consultants & judges for their time and expertise, our sponsors for their financial support, and our community members who came to check out and cheer on the teams!
We’ve lined up 9 workshops for this year! on a variety of topics! The first one is scheduled for this Wednesday 3/27. Check the Workshops tab for this year’s schedule and workshop descriptions.
All registered DataFest participants should have received an e-mail today with links to register for workshops.