MSU DataFest

About DataFest

DataFest is sponsored by the American Statistical Association and began at UCLA in 2011.
DataFest is a 48-hour data competition that will be held at over 30 colleges in North America in 2018.
Undergraduate or first-year graduate students are eligible.
The first DataFest at Montana State will be held from April 13 - April 15, 2018.
Teams of size 2 to 5 can register at


A virtual bulletin board is available for people looking for team members: link .
Teams may register at:
Registration closes on Monday April 9th.

DataFest Schedule

JABS HALL Room 415.

Friday April 13
5:00 PM Doors Open
5:30 Welcome
5:40 MSU ASA Student Chapter
5:50 Data Reveal
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Data Prize 1
9:00 Data Prize 2
10:00 Doors Close

Saturday April 14
8:30 AM Doors Open / Continental Breakfast
9:30 Data Prize 3
12:00 Lee and Jake Cook: Tadpull
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Data Prize 4
4:30 Data Prize 5
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Data Prize 6
10:00 Doors Close

Sunday April 15
8:00 AM Doors Open / Continental Breakfast
9:00 Jessie Mueller: Workiva
11:30 Presentations Due / Lunch
12:00 Presentations Start
1:00 Final Awards


We are still seeking sponsors for the 2018 DataFest at Montana State.

2018 DataFest at Montana State is sponsored by:

Montana State ASA Student Chapter
Montana State Department of Mathematical Sciences
Data Infrastructure and Scholarly Communication (DISC) at Montana State
Statistical Consulting and Research Services at Montana State



We are still seeking volunteers for the 2018 DataFest to serve as judges or mentors.
Mentors are present during the work hours to interact with groups and answer any questions that arise.
Judges will watch presentations on Sunday and help award prizes.
We are also looking for "data professionals" to give short presentations about their work or companies.
Sign up to volunteer at .