UC Davis Data Hackathon 2018
Event

UC Davis Data Hackathon 2018
UC Hastings Skyroom, 100 McAllister, San Francisco

Registration now open! Contact datahack@ucdavis.edu for information.

About

The UC Davis Masters in Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program is 12-month program dedicated to preparing business professionals who can utilize the power of data analytics in driving key business decisions.  

Data Hackathon 2018, is a one-of-a-kind, 24-hour data analytics competition hosted by the MSBA program, to highlight the analytics expertise of the participating cohort and connecting partner companies to the cohort’s top analytics talent. 

Teams of two to three students will work around the clock to deliver business solutions for a real-world problem. They’ll put their innovative thinking and collective blend of business and technical skills to work using problem structuring, statistical methods, machine learning, data visualization, etc.  

Analytics professionals and recruiters from partners will serve as judges. Prize will be awarded to the top teams.

There will also be pre-event workshops and a networking happy-hour after the winners are announced.

Registration

Registration is open! Complete form to receive email announcements from Data Hackathon 2018. 

FAQ for participants

What is a data hackathon? 

A hackathon is a social event in which groups of problem solvers come together in teams to develop a solution for a given data problem. There will be free food and prizes provided, and opportunities to network with representatives from various partner companies. 

What should I bring?

School ID, chargers, sleeping bag, toiletries, a lot of enthusiasm and of course your laptop! Please don’t bring alcohol and drugs, or your team may be disqualified.

What is the deadline for registration?

Registration closes on May 8 - all teams are expected to be formed by then.

Who is eligible to participate in Data Hackathon 2018?

This hackathon is limited to UC Davis and partner schools’ students only. However, working professionals and students from other schools are welcome to sign up for the pre-hackathon workshops. 

Is prior experience needed?

Hackathons are great for beginners. You don’t need to learn anything special to attend the hackathon. Furthermore, 24 hours is plenty of time to learn something new and apply it!

Will there be prizes? 

A panel of judges will decide on the winning hacks based on criteria of creativity, usefulness, technical difficulty, and form. The top prizes are TBA, and will be announced on our Devpost page.

What is the required team size?

We recommend working in teams of 3 people, though 2 is also acceptable. The main reason for this is because our corporate sponsors are looking for analytics talent that can collaborate well in team settings

I have other questions not included in the FAQ.

Feel free to reach out at datahack@ucdavis.edu and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! 

Sponsors

We would love to work with you! Currently we are looking for the following types of partners: 

Case Partners 

Have a data problem that may impact your business? The best analytics students in the country could work for you for a day.  

Event Partners 

Looking for young professionals who can be a strategic fit for your company? Make use of our platform to market to over 60 graduating professionals. 

Talent Acquisition Partners 

Looking to hire rockstars for your analytics team? Tap into the crème de la crème of future data analysts and business leaders! 

Contact us at datahack@ucdavis.edu for more information.