Free Food!

Meals, snacks and plenty of caffeine will be provided throughout the weekend


Teams of 2-5 students work together to tackle a data analysis challenge. Registration preference is given to pre-formed teams of 4-5. Team formation networking events will be held in the weeks prior to the event.


Graduates and local business professionals will be available to help you brainstorm and design throughout the event. This is a great opportunity to network with potential local employers.

Data Challenge

Challenge yourself by exploring a rich and complex data set. Create informative visualizations to help answer real world data problems.

Friendly Competition

Each team will present their results to a panel of judges. Judges will select teams to win prizes for areas such as ‘Best Insight’, ‘Best Visualization’, and ‘Best use of external data’.

No coding experience necessary

Some of the best teams have someone great at storytelling, that isn’t lost in the coding woods. DataFest prep training workshops will be held during Spring.


Hear what prior participants had to say about this event.

Our 2021 Sponsors

DataFest would not be able to run without the support from the following individuals and organizations. To learn how you can contribute check the page on Supporting DataFest.