Congratulations to all Participants!

The inaugural Five College DataFest was a smashing success, with at least 60 students representing all of the Five Colleges participating. Nine teams presented and submitted their work, and while we’re not at liberty to disclose much about the content of what was presented, we can congratulate our winners.

Our three illustrious judges, Jay Emerson of Yale University, Becky Sweger of the National Priorities Project, and Davit Khachatryan of Babson College, deliberated carefully before awarding the following three prizes:

    • Best in Show/Best Visualization: P-Valuables (Smith College)
      • Deirdre Fitzpatrick
      • Michele Handy
      • Maja Milosavljevic
      • Sara Stoudt
      • Dana Udwin
    • Best Use of External Data: Silly Lobsters (Hampshire College)
      • Justin Baldwin
      • Elaine Wang
      • Adam Blaustein Rejto
      • Grusha Prasad
    • Best Garbage Detection: Dataminerz (Amherst College)
      • David Jacobson
      • Jonathan Jordan
      • Whit Froehlich
      • Jennifer Lee

Congratulations go to our winners and all of our participations, and heartfelt thanks go to our sponsors and consultants who made the weekend great fun and a great learning experience!

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