2019 Texas A&M Datathon

Call for Teachers, Mentors & Datasets

The Texas Data Analytics Club, in association with the Texas A&M Department of Statistics and the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) is currently planning the first ever Texas A&M Datathon to take place in October 2019, and we are looking for mentors and teachers to teach bite-size data science workshops for the event. A datathon is a one-weekend student led event where hundreds of students from several universities come to learn about data science and compete for company and university prizes.

Since data science skills are such a hot commodity in nearly every field nowadays, we want to offer two tracks during the datathon: learner and competitor. The goal is to have enough workshops so that those in the learner track can “graduate” from the event with a certificate verifying the skills they learned. We are looking for teachers and also mentors. Mentors are people who are a resource for learners and competitors during the event to help them with their data science projects.

The Texas Data Analytics Club is an organization on campus, established in 2017, that seeks to promote and educate data science for all Texas A&M students. It hosts technical trainings, workshops, and corporate networking throughout the semester. To learn more about the datathon see this. To see what a Datathon looks like at another school, see Brown’s. For more information about an international organization that helps schools put on Hackathons around the world (like a datathon) see mlh.io.

If you are interested in being a mentor/teacher, please email josiahcoad@tamu.edu and we will get back to you shortly!

P.S. If you have any industry partners you think would be interested sponsoring this kind of thing, we’d love to know. Also, if you have a dataset that you think would be a good one for student analysis, we would also be interested in that.

Thank you,
Josiah Coad, Texas Data Analytics Club