What is Data Challenge?

Data Challenge is an annual week-long data exploration event at the University of Maryland hosted by The College of Information Studies.

During the week, UMD students will gain analytical experience by solving challenging problems exploring novel datasets, build technical aptitude integrating datasets to create multidisciplinary knowledge, and obtain real-world team-building experience. This week long distributed format allows for sufficient time to evaluate, formulate a question about the dataset, and conduct dataset integration, analysis, and results preparation.

All UMD students are invited to participate!

Participants will choose a sponsor provided datasets to create or answer a unique question about that dataset. We encourage the use of additional 3rd party services, APIs, open source projects libraries, and frameworks to perform the analysis and solve the chosen problem about the dataset.

Participants will have the option of working with a mentor who will guide the teams through the Data Challenge process. In addition to meeting with a mentor, participants will have the opportunity to network with a variety of organizations that will be involved in the event and learn about future connections with the organizations.

DC21 Schedule Dataset Information | Judging Criteria

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