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Recap of Winners from DataFest 2016

This is the last recap post from Five College ASA DataFest 2016! There are recaps of Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3, as well as a post full of group photos.

But of course, the main event in day 3 is the Winners Showcase. Our illustrious judges presented six teams with awards. Awards included “Best Business Recommendation”, “Best Methods”, and “Best Insight,” as well as three “Best in Group” prizes from the three parallel sessions and of course the “Best in Show”!

Best in Show and Best in Group (Panel C): Scatterplot (Amherst)

Scatterplot
Scatterplot: Jonathan Che, Pei Gong, Timothy Lee, Shelly Tang, Sarah Teichman

Best in Group (Panel A): β than U (UMass)

β than U: Bianca Agustin, Harley Jean, Laura Bowles, Stephanie Crowley, Vincent Lee
β than U: Bianca Agustin, Harley Jean, Laura Bowles, Stephanie Crowley, Vincent Lee

Best in Group (Panel B): Statistically Significant Others (Amherst):

Statistically Significant Others. Brendan Seto, Jerry Chen, Leonard Yoon, Jingwen Zhang, Jordan Browning
Statistically Significant Others: Brendan Seto, Jerry Chen, Leonard Yoon, Jingwen Zhang, Jordan Browning

Best Business Recommendation: ZE^2ST (MHC)

ZE^2ST. Emma Sweeting, Chen-Yin Eng, Tam Tran The, Zollie Yavarow, Erin Mullin
ZE^2ST. Emma Sweeting, Chen-Yin Eng, Tam Tran The, Zollie Yavarow, Erin Mullin

Best Methods: Team Team (UMass)

Team Team. Tom Jeon, Bob Ambrose, Eugene Siegel, Jackson Crook
Team Team. Tom Jeon, Bob Ambrose, Eugene Siegel, Jackson Crook

Best Insight: We R dem Boys (UMass)

We R dem boys. Fedor Arkhipov, Dylan Cox, Hunter Beck
We R dem boys. Fedor Arkhipov, Dylan Cox, Hunter Beck

All photos by Freddie Sanchez.

Congratulations to all the teams who participated in DataFest and thank you to everyone who made it a success. In particular, we have to thank GRiD, who assisted with set-up, take-down, and consulted with many students, the Mass Mutual Data Science Development group, who provided fantastic workshops and a few judges as well as supporting us financially, and the Five College faculty who came out to cheer on their students.

Thanks also to our generous financial sponsors, including MassMutual, the American Statistical Association, Google, RStudio, and DataCamp.