Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend this challenge?

Yes, if you are an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. student enrolled in the University of Maryland, College Park, we’d love to have you join us!

Do I have to pay?

This event is absolutely free! It includes admission, interaction with awesome mentors, swag, food and beverages.

How do I register?

Click the Register button and tell us about yourself. Registrations open at 12:00 AM (EST) on November 1, 2017 and close at 11:59 PM on November 30, 2017.

Do you provide food?

More that you can imagine. No, seriously, we will keep you well fed and watered.

Can I bring my own team?

Yes, you can! Your team can include 2-4 members.

I don’t have a team. What do I do?

We will have a team building session before the event so you can interact with fellow participants and make your team!

What do I bring to Data Challenge?

Bring a valid student ID, your laptop and charger and bundles of enthusiasm.

I don’t know how to code, Can I still register?

Yes! Students with varied skills and an interest to work with lots of data are encouraged to participate.

Where and when is the event?

The event is taking place at Adele H. Stamp Student Union in the Grand Ballroom.
The entire event will be from February 23, 2019 to March 2, 2019. However, you are expected to be present only on February 23, 2019 and March 2, 2019.

Data Challenge Kickoff: February 23, 2019 | 9:00am – 5:00pm

Research Showcase Judging Day: March 2, 2019 | 9:00am – 5:00pm

I have more questions. Who can I talk to?

Drop us an email at, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.