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Subject: UMD Data Challenge 2020

Description:
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.

https://datachallenge.ischool.umd.edu/

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
beverages.
* https://datachallenge.ischool.umd.edu/register/

Or, be a DC20 Student Volunteer!
(https://datachallenge.ischool.umd.edu/student-volunteers/)
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
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*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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