A nationally-coordinated undergraduate data analysis competition.




DataFest Philly 2018

will be held

Friday April 13 @ 4pm - Sunday April 15 @ 5pm

at the ICE Center at Villanova University




How much can you get done in a weekend?  Join us for an opportunity to win prizes, meet students from local schools interested in data, present to judges from local companies (who could be your future employer), and learn more about data science and statistics than you thought possible in one weekend.   Free food will be served throughout the weekend event.


Previous years’ data include predicting hotel bookings (data from Expedia), understanding what qualities people look for in prospective dates (data from eHarmony.com), improving car shopping experiences (data from Edmunds), webmining ticket sales (data from Ticketmaster), predicting loan default rates on microloans (data from Kiva), and optimizing patrol locations (data from Los Angeles Police Department).  A hint for this year's data will be announced soon!


 Register (as a group or an individual looking for other group members) by March 25th. (Registration will open soon)

Expected participants include Villanova University, Temple University, Ursinus College, West Chester University, Swarthmore College, and more.

For questions, send an email to cse@villanova.edu.


Sponsored by

Center for Statistics Education, Villanova University


Tentative Schedule of Events at DataFest Philly

All events are to be held in ICE Center, located in the basement of Falvey, building #17 on Campus Map

DataCamp has offered a free six-month trial membership for all participants in DataFest.  Click here for details.


Here is a map of other schools participating in the national DataFests this year:




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