Sponsorship Opportunities

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Yottabyte Sponsor | Support Data Challenge 2020 with a gift of $3,000

  • Provide Open and Closing remarks during Kick-off Day and Presentation Day
  • Assist with announcing winners and prize distribution
  • Interview winners on campus during the week following the Presentation Day
  • Support a specific part of Data Challenge 2020, such as prizes, a meal, or swag bags
  • Host an Event Table at the Kick-off and the Presentation Days
  • Judge the final products during Presentation Day
  • Receive a copy of all the student participant resumes
  • Supply Datasets or API’s for student participants
  • Provide mentorship for a student team during Kick-off Day and continue virtually during the week
  • Organization’s logo will be prominently placed on event materials, including the main DC20 banner and organization sponsored item
  • Include organization literature and/or swag in all student participant bags

Exabyte Sponsor | Support Data Challenge 2020 with a gift of $1,000

  • Host an Event Table during Presentation Day
  • Judge the final products during Presentation Day
  • Receive a copy of all the student participant resumes
  • Supply Datasets or API’s for student participants
  • Provide mentorship for a student team during Kick-off Day and continue virtually during the week
  • Organization’s logo will be prominently placed on event materials, including the main DC20 banner
  • Include organization literature and/or swag in all student participant bags

Gigabyte | Support Data Challenge 2020 by Volunteering

  • Supply Datasets or API’s for student participants
  • Provide mentorship for a student team during Kick-off Day and continue virtually during the week
  • Organization’s logo will be placed on event materials, including the main DC20 banner
  • Include organization literature and/or swag in all student participant bags

Sign up here to sponsor Data Challenge 2020. 


Sponsoring Details

Mentors

All sponsors, UMD researchers, or data enthusiasts, regardless of discipline, may be mentors for student teams; no teaching, mentor, or data analysis experience necessary.

  • Mentors guide student teams as they work through exploring the dataset, selecting a research question and understanding the organizations problem statement.
  • Mentors spend Kick-off Day at UMD working with their assigned student teams, and supporting the teams virtually for the remainder of the week.
  • There is no limit to the number of mentors from an organization.

Mentors will be invited to attend the Mentor and Judge Information Session on January 31, 2020. This 2-hour workshop hosted by the UMD Data Challenge Team and industry data scientists will provide mentors with expectations, tips and ideas for managing a team during the Data Challenge, and an opportunity to network with other data enthusiasts.

Mentors must commit by December 15, 2019

Judges

Yottabyte and Exabyte sponsors may supply one Judge. Judges will evaluate the student team’s final products during the Presentation Day on February 29, 2020.

  • Judges will be provided with the scoring rubric and a score card for notes for each team, which includes the categories that the projects and presentations will be evaluated on.
  • Judging criteria, procedures and schedules will be emailed to judges a week before the Challenge Kick-off.
  • A copy of each team’s abstract will be provided to the judges by 6pm the night prior to the Presentation Day.

Judges will be invited to attend the Mentor and Judge Information Session on January 31, 2020. This 2-hour workshop hosted by the UMD Data Challenge Team and industry data scientists will provide judges with expectations and an opportunity to network with other data enthusiasts.

Judges must commit by December 15, 2019

Supply a Dataset 

All sponsors are invited to submit a dataset for the student participants to analyze. Datasets can be from any discipline.

  • Dataset should be accompanied by:
    • A short statement about why this dataset has been included in the event
      OR
      A problem statement to guide the participants exploration
      View previous dataset problem statements here
  • Datasets must be complete and cleaned so the student participants do not need to take the time to complete these actions.

Datasets must be submitted to the Data Challenge Organizing team by November 30, 2019

Swag and Literature

All sponsors may provide organization swag or literature that will be included in the student participant and mentor event bags. Or organizations may sponsor a specific item that will be supplied in the swag bags

Examples of swag:

  • Water bottles with Data Challenge logo
  • Memory sticks
  • Pens
  • Notepads
  • T-shirts
  • Stress balls
  • Stickers

There is no limit on the number of items that can be supplied.

Swag and literature must be provided to the Data Challenge Organizing team by January 20, 2020

Host an Event Table

Yottabyte and Exabyte sponsors may set up an Event Table to engage with student participants, mentors and data enthusiasts. Event Tables may be stationed for ½ or a full day

  • Yottabyte sponsors may set up an Event Table during both Kick-off and Presentation Days
  • Exabyte sponsors may set up an Event Table during the Presentation Day

Table reservations must be made by January 31, 2020

Interview Winners

Yottabyte sponsors will be provided an interview room on UMD campus for 1 day in the 2 weeks following the Presentation Day to interview the Data Challenge Prize Winners.

  • Data Challenge team will manage the logistics
  • Yottabyte sponsors will only need to choose their preferred day and show up to meet with the winners

Interview days must be reserved by January 31, 2020


Data Challenge Schedule


Sign up here to sponsor Data Challenge 2020.

Or drop us an email at datachallenge@umd.edu.