One of the questions we hear so often is:

“How do I get real life experience in the data world?"

Here is the answer: Take part in student data competitions this spring, sponsored or hosted by the MN State ITCOE and add them to your resume.

 MUDAC

 DATA DERBY

Have fun and gain experience at these 1 or 2 day events that work with real data and solve real problems.

MUDAC

http://www.mudac.org/mankato/

  • March 28-29, 2020 at Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • MUDAC is a competition allowing participants to showcase their analytical talent in a 24-hour, non-stop hackathon. Last year’s event brought together over 250 undergraduates from 30 colleges and universities around the Midwest. The students worked to solve a complex data challenge related to Minnesota water quality.
  • We expect over 250 students for MUDAC 2020.

Data Derby https://itconnect.workoutloud.com/Event/data-derby

  • April 18, 2020 at Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie
  • Hosted by the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence an annual multi-disciplinary competition open to all Minnesota State institutions, that allows student teams to compete and present data-driven answers to defined problems and societal issues.
  • The 2020 Competition will include a 6-week Data Challenge where students from across the State will analyze and present their findings on a data source given out early Spring.
  • This year’s data set is coming from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and will consist of presenting solutions to the questions they have around the topic.
  • Data will be available on Friday, March 13th. Presentations should be completed and submitted by April 16th and student presentations and judging will happen on the 18th.