American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFestTM is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work "around the clock" to discover and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set. It is a nationally coordinated weekend-long data analysis competition and challenges students to find their own story to tell with the data that is meaningful to the data donor.
Students work in teams of two to five to analyze a data set, which will be revealed at the opening kickoff of the DataFest at Mizzou event. After the intense data wrangling, analysis, and presentation design, each team is allowed a short presentation to impress a panel of judges. Participations are nation-wide but the competition is organized separately in each region.