The event is open to students at any level from college through graduate school. Students must be over 18 years old to participate.
You can work individually or in groups of up to 4 people. For those who don't have teams, don't worry! We will be holding a team-building mixer on Saturday morning.
We will be providing datasets, including, but not limited to, data from our sponsors. While at least one of our provided datasets has to be a central part of your project, you are free to use external data as well. The use of common data ensures a level playing field for all applicants, and encourages you to try different approaches with data you are not yet familiar with - a crucial skill for any data scientist :)
Here are some broad categories that you can consider for your projects:
Machine learning models
Interactive data exploration application
Or any combination of these! Your project DOES NOT have to include all of these areas. You may focus on only one. Judging will be holistic and will prioritize the quality/creativity of your overall approach irrespective of which direction you take.
You may not use any code that you wrote before the event.
You can use any language/framework/library/API that you want.
We reserve the right to disqualify/expel anyone who does not meet our code of conduct or violates rule 5.