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When: October 5th, 8am - October 6th, 4pm, 2019

Where: Sitterson Hall, 201 S. Columbia St, Chapel Hill, 27599

What?

The Carolina Data Challenge is a 24-hour data science oriented hackathon hosted at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Participants will have the opportunitiy to hack on a dataset from either the financial, technology, or non-profit sector. At the end of the event, sponsors will present awards based on presentation materials such as visualizations, predictive models, valuable insights, etc.

We want this event to be accessible to data scientists of all skill levels! We plan on having sponsors and mentors hold workshops that will provide hands-on experience with data science concepts such as model building and visualization.

The event is completely free and meals are included! We are also offering travel reimbursements to participants traveling more than 60 miles to join us. Travel reimbursement requests are due Monday, September 30th.

Who can come?

We welcome both undergraduate and graduate students from any school.

Tentative Schedule

Saturday, October 5th

Time

Activity

Location

8:00AM - 9:45AM

Registration

Sitterson Lobby

8:00AM - 9:45AM

Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Lounge

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Opening Ceremony

Chapman

11:00AM

Hacking Begins

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Team Matching

SN014

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Sponsorship Fair

Sitterson Lobby

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Lunch

Entrepreneurs' Lounge

1:00PM

CapTech - Tableau Data Visualization

FB009

1:55PM

Barings - Data Science Applied to Finance

FB009

2:50PM

EY - Business Analytics -> Data Science to Stakeholders

FB009

3:45PM

SAS - Visual Text Analytics

FB009

4:40PM

NCSU IAA - Machine Learning

FB009

5:35PM

Valassis - Data Science in the AdTech Industry

FB009

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Dinner

Entrepreneurs' Lounge

8:30PM

Women in Data Science Panel

FB007

10:00PM

Sleeping Rooms Open

FB008, FB009

11:00PM

Spy & Board Games

SN014

Sunday, October 6th

Time

Activity

Location

12:00AM - 1:00AM

Nighttime Noms

Entrepreneurs' Lounge

7:00AM - 9:00AM

Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Lounge

11:00AM

Hacking Ends / Project Submission Deadline

11:00AM - 2:00PM

Lunch

Entrepreneurs' Lounge

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Demo Fair

Sitterson Lobby

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Closing Ceremony

Chapman

Prizes Per Category


Beginner

$100 Gift Card

Sponsored by Valassis Digital

Insight

JBL Speaker

Water Bottle

$25 Gift Card

Sponsored by Barings

Outside Data

2 AirPods

2 Bose Speakers

Go Pro

Sponsored by EY

Visualization

$100 Gift Card

Sponsored by CapTech



Winners

Place Team Name Team Members Project Links
1st - Best Beginner R&R Rui Wu
Rohan Patel
Project Site
2nd - Best Beginner pd.read_csv("winning_team.csv") Ishaan Radia
Sam Galloway
AKM Zubair Siam
Alaina Randolph
Project Site
1st - Visualization CrimeStoppers Amit Min
Eduardo Solares
Saisiddharth Kandimalla
Yoel Kifelzghi
Project Site
2nd - Visualization DAT Archit Kulkarni
Daniel Koceja
Tejas Pruthi
Ted Henson
Project Site
1st - Outside Data not-enough-caffeine Wayne Ji
Edward Yand
Hui Sui
Ruiyan Song
Project Site
2nd - Outside Data Cereal Killers Angela Wang
David Liu
Dingyuan Liu
Joey Huang
Project Site
1st - Insight Sorghum Saviors Meghan Weber
Supreet
Taylor
Chris
Project Site
2nd - Insight Big Baller Analytics Sahil
Tyler
George
Vibhu
Project Site
Place Team Name Team Members Project Links
1st - Best Insight Big Baller Analytics Vibhu Ambil
George Dimitrov
Sahil Patel
Tyler Youngberg
Write up
Project Site
2nd - Best Insight Analytics Anonymous Micheal Bono
James Bury
Evan Vitkus
Write up
Project Site
1st - Visualization int elligent = us; Surya Poddutoori
Jonah Soberano
Rahul Narvekar
Write up
Project Site
2nd - Visualization Team Sam Marc Rovner
Joshua Jiang
Bill Hansen
Ted Henson
Write up
Project Site
1st - Outside Data No Javial? No Problem Jacob McCright
George Lidner
Write up
2nd - Outside Data MFE Ruochen Li
Luokexin Mo
Songhe Wang
Hanqi Zhang
Write up
Project Site

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