DataFest Germany 2024

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The DataFest Germany has been organized since 2015 in collaboration with the Chair for Statistics and Data Science in Social Sciences and the Humanities at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

We are glad to announce our call for applications to join the 7th edition of DataFest Germany, which will take place at  the University of Mannheim (April 5–7, 2024), jointly organized by the School of Social Sciences and the Mannheim Center for Data Science. DataFest Germany.

What is DataFest Germany?
The event is a data-based competition, also known as a “hackathon” which takes place annually, alternating between Mannheim and Munich, and hosted in cooperation with partners from industry and research institutions. 

Bachelor and Masters-level students of all subjects participate in teams of 3–5 persons, having 48 hours to gain the best insights and derive relevant analysis from an extensive data set, which is not revealed until the start of the event. Data is visualized, analysed, modelled and much more. At the end of the event, the students present their results to a jury of renowned data experts from business, science and DataFest alumni. Prizes will be awarded for the categories “Best Insight”, “Best Visualization” and “Best Use of Outside Data”.

During the competition, students are supported by a team of statistics and computer science experts from LMU as well as professional consultants from external partner institutions. In addition, participants have the opportunity to make contact with potential employers at the event's internal CareerFair

Our Datafest Germany, is a celebration that follows upon the model initiated in the USA. DataFest™ has been a permanent feature of the American Statistical Association for several years now. The world's first DataFest took place at the University of California in 2011; since then, many other universities have taken up the format and offer DataFests. Today there are DataFest events worldwide. 

Ready to elevate your data science journey?
The registration deadline is 15 March 2024. Please register your team using this link.

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