Hone your analytics skills through intensive data competitions, working with actual companies using real-world datasets
“These competitions are very important for young data scientists like me who are just starting their career. Participating in Evite’s Datathon really helped me in my job search and actually getting a job.”
Former Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania
How it Works
Who Is Eligible?
Datathons are open competitions. All Penn and Wharton undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate. Technical skills are not required but are a plus.
Form a team of three or more members and register.
Meet the sponsoring company via webinar, learn about their business challenge and project objectives, and ask questions.
Analyze the dataset using programming languages and tools of their choice (i.e., Python, SQL) and create a statistical model that helps to solve the business challenge.
Present your findings and recommendations to the company. The company selects a winning team based on their ingenuity and strategic solutions.
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