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Subject: UMD Data Challenge 2020

Description:
UMD Data Challenge 2020
February 22 – February 29

Students: Register by December 15 at this link -
https://datachallenge.ischool.umd.edu/register/

Are you creative? Analytical? Have a knack for solving complex problems? The
UMD Data Challenge (DC20) (https://datachallenge.ischool.umd.edu/) is an
annual week-long competition held by the University of Maryland, where
students across colleges and 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

Register by December 15, 2019. This is a free event, including admission,
swag, food, and beverages.

Or, be a DC20 Student Volunteer! at this link -
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: Mia Katrina Hinckle
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Website URL: https://datachallenge.ischool.umd.edu/

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