Smith Analytics Consortium Second Annual Datathon
April 19-30, 2021
Students registering for this event MUST use their @UMD email. Otherwise, you will see a "permissions" error. If you get this, please check your login email.
On April 19, 2021, the Smith Analytics Consortium (SAC) is hosting the 2nd annual Datathon, a 2-week long data-focused competition. Students will have an opportunity to use their problem solving, analytics, and data visualization skills to build a market entry business case for a renewable energy (photovoltaic (PV) solar array) company in Maryland.
Sample variables within the data include: power generation (MW), solar radiation, PV efficiency, average electricity cost ($).
The winning team will receive a $500 cash prize!
- Core Consulting Series [3/29, 3/31, 4/1]: Three 1.5 hour targeted workshops to hone skills needed to succeed in the Datathon and an opportunity to meet team members.
- Datathon Competition [4/19 - 4/30]: Case competition where teams of 3-5 students analyze and visualize data, culminating in recommendations for a market entry of a solar (PV) company in MD.
- March 22 – Registration opens (registration fee: $10)
- March 29/March 31/April 1 from 6:15-7:45 p.m. – Core Consulting Series
- April 19, 6:15-7:15 p.m. – Datathon Kick-Off
- April 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Datathon Final Presentations
Please contact Carol Cron (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Smart City Challenge 2021
A Hackathon-Style Innovation Competition
January 23-February 18, 2021
What solution do you see to help cities grow, operate, and meet population demands over the coming decades?
The Smart City Challenge will convene diverse, wide-ranging teams virtually via Zoom to innovate in the following sectors: housing, transportation, health, water, broadband, education, infrastructure, public safety, and more to address this question.
Virtual DataKind DC DataJam!
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Join DataKind DC at a virtual DataJam! A DataJam is a gathering for do-gooders doing cool stuff with data. DataKind DC’s DataJam will be a time for volunteers to start or continue work on a variety of social good projects.
DataKind DC has a number of new and ongoing projects you will be able to contribute to - or you can bring your own project! To get an idea of the projects we will be starting and continuing, check out projects with a status of “Active”, “Lead”, and “Scoping” on datakinddc.org.
UMD Data Challenge 2021
Feb 20-27 (Virtual) | Students Register by Jan 28
UMD STUDENTS, YOU ARE INVITED!
At this annual, week-long event, students from across UMD come together to solve real-world challenges, develop industry contacts, and win prizes. Teamed up, students brainstorm solutions for real companies based on information provided. Students gain valuable team-building, resume-building, and networking experience.
Must love brainstorming and problem solving, but no data analytics experience is required! Each year, students from nearly every college/program across UMD have fun at this event. Join us!
Please check the datathons page for numerous upcoming datathons and other competitions both on and off-campus.