Hello and welcome aboard to our first datathon! Our team has been working hard on this event for the past 6 months, and we are thrilled to embark on a fun weekend ahead filled with learning and all things data.

This year, our theme is “Embark” and reflects our commitment to new adventures and continued growth. For us, this event is all about trying something new and finding more ways to support our data community. We hope you will also find something through this event that will fascinate you for years to come.

Have you never touched data analytics in your life? Welcome! This event is for you. Are you a seasoned data wizard with tons of projects under your belt already? Welcome! This event is for you. We are all at this event because of a shared belief in the power of data to make good decisions and shape our lives. 

Thank you again for joining us this weekend. Talk to people, learn a lot, try something new, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!


Please adhere to the following checklist to submit your project:

  1. Record a 5 minute video that overviews your project. Be sure to discuss:

    1. Why did you choose this project?

    2. What methods did you use? How did you explore the data?

    3. What insights did you find? Why are they important?

    4. Any videos longer than 5 minutes will be penalized

  2. Create a submission on our Devpost.

  3. Submit your project on to our submissions google form. [LINK TO BE RELEASED]


All projects must be submitted before Sunday, 4/16 at 12:00 PM PST in order to be eligible for prizes. A submission consists of all three above components.

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,328 in prizes

Best Overall

$150 Amazon Gift Cards

Runner Up

$75 Amazon Gift Cards

Best Visualization

Mini Projector

Best Presentation

Karaoke Mics + LED Lights

Social Impact Award

4Ocean Handmade Beaded Bracelet +
1-year StrataScratch Subscription

People's Choice

Portable Charger + StrataScratch Yearly

Board's Pick

Burrito Blanket

Best Use of MATLAB (MathWorks)

$50 Amazon Gift Cards

Best Master Address Lookup Project (Melissa)

$50 Amazon Gift Cards

Best Address Interpolation Project (Melissa)

$50 Amazon Gift Cards

Best Analysis of Montreal's Crime Data (StrataScratch)

Lifetime StrataScratch Subscription + Winner's Project on ScrataScratch as Solution

Best Sepsis Analysis Project (UCI ODIT)

$50 Amazon Gift Cards

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Mayukh Maitra

Mayukh Maitra
Data Scientist

Koko Gulesserian

Koko Gulesserian

Chris Miles

Chris Miles

Judging Criteria

  • Exploration and Pre-Processing
    The quality of data cleaning, pre-processing, and exploration, including appropriate handling of missing data, outliers, and relevant feature selection.
  • Creativity
    The extent to which the team demonstrated original and innovative ideas, approaches, or methods in addressing the problem at hand.
  • Visualization
    The quality of visualizations used to communicate the data and analysis results, including their relevance, accuracy, and aesthetics.
  • Analysis
    The quality and depth of the data analysis conducted, including appropriate methods, rigor, and statistical significance of findings.
  • Presentation
    How well the project was presented and communicated to a nontechnical audience. Consideration should be given to clarity of speech, organization of ideas, and visual aids used.

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