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The Art of Asking Questions at DataFest 2016

On Saturday night, while most students were fast asleep or out partying, Duke junior Callie Mao stayed up until the early hours of the morning pushing and pulling a real-world data set to see what she could make of it — for fun. Callie and her team had planned for months in advance to take […]

Got Data? 200+ Crunch Numbers for Duke DataFest

Photos by Rita Lo; Writing by Robin Smith While many students’ eyes were on the NCAA Tournament this weekend, a different kind of tournament was taking place at the Edge. Students from Duke and five other area schools set up camp amidst a jumble of laptops and power cords and white boards for DataFest, a […]

Sign Up For Datafest 2014 to Work on Mystery Big Data

Heads up Duke undergrads and graduate students — here’s an opportunity to hang out in the beautifully renovated Gross Hall, get creative with your friends using big data and compete for cash prizes and statistics fame. Datafest, a data analysis competition that started at UCLA, is in its third year in the Triangle. Every year, […]

Can’t Decide What Clubs to Join Outside of Class? There’s a Web App for That

With 400-plus student organizations to choose from, Duke has more co-curriculars than you could ever hope to take advantage of in one college career. Navigating the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. So how do you go about finding your niche on campus? Now there’s a Web app for that: the Duke CoCurricular Eadvisor. […]

Data Geeks Go Head to Head

For North Carolina college students, “big data” is becoming a big deal. The proof: signups for DataFest, a 48-hour number-crunching competition held at Duke last weekend, set a record for the third time in a row this year. Expected turnout was so high that event organizer and Duke statistics professor Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel was even required […]

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