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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 31 Oct 2019 09:08:58 -0400
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Subject: UMD Data Challenge 2020

UMD Data Challenge 2020
February 22 – February 29
(Student Registration opens November 1, 2019)

Are you creative? Analytical? Have a knack for solving complex problems? The
UMD Data Challenge (DC20) is an annual week-long competition held by the
University of Maryland, where students across programs solve real-world
problems using data from organizations such as Amazon Web Services and the
National Cancer Institute.

All UMD students (from any major or year) are invited to participate!
Team up with other UMD students
Select a dataset provided by one of our sponsoring organizations
Use your creativity and analytical skills to solve a problem
Work with an industry mentor
Compete for exciting prizes

Mark your calendars! Registration* opens November 1, 2019, 8am. Register by
December 15. This is a free event, including admission, swag, food, and

Or, be a DC20 Student Volunteer!
Get hands-on experience behind the scenes helping the DC20 teams
Build your organizational, networking, and leadership skills
Enhance your resume with volunteer and teamwork experience
PLUS enjoy free meals and a sporty volunteer t-shirt!
Students from all UMD programs may volunteer
*Participants compete in teams up to a maximum of 4 members. All participants
must register individually by December 15. Starting January 30, 2020,
participants will have the opportunity to register for a team. Don’t have a
team? We have you covered! There will be a Team Building Event on February 7
for a chance to meet other students and form a team.

Once maximum registration is reached, you will be put on a wait-list.
Wait-listed students are not guaranteed participation. So register early, as
this event fills up quickly!

Participants must be present on the UMCP campus both February 22 (Kick-off
Event) and February 29 (Presentation and Judging Event) from 9am-5pm.

Contact Person: Data Challenge
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]

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