Day 1 of Five College ASA DataFest a success!

The first day of DataFest was a great success! Students filled the Integrated Sciences Building from top to bottom, exploring the huge data from our generous data sponsor. Professors from all Five Colleges came to help out, and VIP consultants from MassMutual led two fantastic workshops, one introducing R and one on dplyr. We’re also grateful to the grad students from GRiD, who showed up early to schlep Snapple, and stayed late to close down the building!

Photos were poached from the twitter accounts of @mmdatascience, @askdrstats, and of course our own @FiveCollegeStat. Day two is already well underway! Send us your photos via email ( or tweet them with the hashtag #datafest.