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What is the Carolina Data Challenge?

The Carolina Data Challenge is a data science hackathon held annually at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Participants hack on datasets across a variety of fields, including finance, sports, and social good! The Data Challenge is open to participants of all skill levels, and there will be plenty of resources to help you out along the way.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s Data Challenge will be held virtually on the weekend of October 2nd-4th to keep our hackers and our community safe. Don’t worry; you’ll have lots of opportunities to meet sponsors, learn through workshops, and hang out online with other hackers!

This year’s Carolina Data Challenge theme is “Stories Across Time.” We’re inviting hackers to look at data from past and present in order to find trends and generate insights for the future! Participants can also take part in tons of retro-themed activities and earn points to redeem prizes throughout the event. Join us for the 2020 Carolina Data Challenge, and take the challenge to tell #StoriesAcrossTime!

Our Past Events

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Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.
Image of attendees from previous Carolina Data Challenge events.

Event Schedule

Saturday, October 3rd

09:00 to 10:00 Registration
10:00 to 11:00 Opening Ceremony
11:00 to 11:15 Hacking Begins
11:00 to 24:00 Workshops, Games, and More

Sunday, October 4th

10:45 to 11:00 Hacking Ends
11:00 to 18:00 Judging
11:00 to 18:00 Workshops, Games, and More
18:00 to 19:00 Closing Ceremony

*Schedule will be updated with additional details closer to the date of the event.

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Our Team of Directors

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Lindsay Zhou

Co-Executive

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Shara He

Co-Executive

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Lucas Zhang

Graphic Design

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Adya Mahajan

Sponsorship

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Harshul Makwana

Sponsorship

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John Kirollos

Hacker Experience

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Sneha Kottakkudy

Logistics

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Vanesa Munoz

Logistics

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Brooke Bordonaro

Marketing

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Deven Jahnke

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Our Sponsors