Whether from industry or academia, we always welcome VIP consultants to register to attend the event. As a visiting consultant, you will get to spend time with students, talking to them about their data problem and offering advice.
This is typically not technical support, but rather discussing groups’ goals and why they are pursuing them. Sometimes when a team thinks they are stuck on a programming problem, they are actually stuck on a conceptual question.
DataFest is a dynamic event, so it is fun just to come absorb the atmosphere. But, it can also be an excellent recruiting opportunity. If you are interested in registering to attend, please contact Amelia McNamara or Ben Baumer.