Data Science Hackathon

Published May 12, 2022

A group of MS Information Systems students won the best presentation award at the Data Science Hackathon 2022.

The group named their team Datafriends (DF). Team members are

  • Carlie Wade,
  • Eric Lambert,
  • Nguyen Huynh,
  • Stephanie Wells, 
  • Moises Patel.

Southern California R User Group hosted a Hackathon competition in April 2022 at the University of California, Irvine for Data Science enthusiasts open to all levels. The teams were given less than two days to explore and extract datasets and deliver a final product which includes data cleansing, analysis, predictions, modeling, insights, and visualizations. All teams were tasked to explore the Government Census data on their website and construct a Problem– Solution format presentation. The teams then presented their analysis and findings to a panel of judges. Data friends chose to explore the problem related to housing and income, limited to southern California.  The team utilized variables related to housing income and the number of people per household, etc.