About

Data Competition Canada (April 2016) is a national data competition in which teams of 2 to 4 people work together to analyze a large dataset looking for interesting and actionable insights. The mission of Data Competition Canada is to highlight the importance and value of data-driven decision making. Student participants will learn to work in teams and will have a chance to show off their analytical skills and ingenuity. Each team will have 7 minutes to present their findings to a panel of judges (in-person or via video-submission) and compete for one of three prizes: (1) Most Compelling Use of the Data, (2) Most Effective Use of Visualizations, (3) Most Effective Use of Outside Data

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Rules & Schedule

There are two tracks for teams to participate in Data Competition. Teams can only choose one track:

 In-Person ParticipationVirtual Participation
Deadline[April 30, 2016 at 9 am] [EST]

Participants will arrive at the competition site in Toronto to present their findings to our panel of judges. There will be two rounds of judging. Teams will be randomly grouped together for the semi-final in the morning. Winners of the semi-final will be invited to present in the finals in the afternoon.
[April 20, 2016 at 9 am] [EST]

Participants will record their findings and submit it online to our panel of judges. [Details link]
Prerequisites• Each individual must be a registered member of Big Data University.
• No more than 4 members per team.
Each team must participate online pre-competition workshop (TBD)
• Each individual must be a registered member of Big Data University.
• No more than 4 members per team.
Each team must participate online pre-competition workshop (TBD)
Start Date[April 1, 2016 at 9 am] [EST]

Team will get their mystery dataset on April 1st, 2016 and can immediately start analyzing and preparing for their 7-minute presentation.
[April 1, 2016 at 9 am] [EST]

Team will get their mystery dataset on April 1st, 2016 and can immediately start analyzing and preparing for their 7-minute presentation.

Judging Criteria

CriteriaDescription
Compelling Story
Visualizations
Data Sources

Prizes

At the competition, each team will have 7 minutes to present their findings to a panel of judges and compete for one of three prizes:

In-Person Participation

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Prize 1: Most Compelling Use of the Data [BEST in SHOW]Prize 2: Most Effective Use of VisualizationsPrize 3: Most Effective Use of Outside Data

 

Virtual Participation

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Prize 1: Most Compelling Use of the Data [BEST in SHOW]Prize 2: Most Effective Use of VisualizationsPrize 3: Most Effective Use of Outside Data