Duke's annual datathon. Attack a dataset and come up with an analysis and visualization while racing against the clock. Top teams will win prizes, and all students will have the opportunity to interact with industry and academic sponsors.

300+ students 24 hours $2000+ in prizes 5 workshops 30+ mentors

7 of Glassdoor's top 10 jobs are related to statistics or computer science.

46% of 2018's registrants were underrepresented minorities in STEM.

Data scientist roles have some of the highest job satisfaction ratings of any job.


Saturday, October 31, 2020

Location: Zoom

9:00am ET - Kick-off Event

9:30am - Workshop: Dataiku

11:00am - Workshop: HackDuke

12:00pm - Workshop: Duke Applied Machine Learning

1:00pm - Workshop: Zhuoqun Wang

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Location: Zoom

9:00am ET - Submission Deadline


Dataiku: Using DSS Software to win a Datathon

October 31, 2020 9am Zoom


HackDuke: How to Start & Collaborate on a Datathon Project

October 31, 2020 11am Zoom


DAML: How to Use Machine Learning on Applied Projects

October 31, 2020 12pm Zoom


Zhuoqun Wang: Intro to Dimensionality Reduction and Variable Selection

October 31, 2020 1pm Zoom


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

Any undergraduate or graduate student (from any institution) can participate, including any major! Even if you're not a student, if you have a passion for data science and are interested in coming, we'd love to have you sign up to be a mentor or lead a workshop!

What do I work on?

We'll provide a problem statement; after that, it's up to you! Be as creative as you want with the data to tackle a problem of your choosing, and use any programming languages, development stacks, APIs, and other tools you'd need.

What if I don’t know how to code?

Don't worry! We'll have mentors and workshops available to help you for the entire duration of the event.

How much does it cost to attend?

Short answer: nil. Long answer: $0.00. Yup! We'll provide you with the resources, tools, mentors, and workshops, all for free.

What should I bring to the datathon?

We'll provide the question, but you should bring:
     A laptop + charger
     A cellphone
     A student ID

Can I work with a team?

Yes! In fact, we encourage it! The maximum number of people on a team is four. However, if you would like to go solo or work with fewer people, that works as well. If you don't have a team yet, don't worry. We'll have a team building session right before the event starts.

Who's organizing the datathon?

The executive board of Duke Undergraduate Machine Learning. Check us out here.

I still have more questions!

If you have any questions that we have not addressed, don't hesitate to contact us at hello@dukeml.org. If you're interested in sponsoring Duke Datathon, please contact us!


If you're interested in sponsoring Duke Datathon, please contact us!

See our organization sponsors here.