Data Smackdown Brings Analytics Competition to Northwestern

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By: Cassie Chico, Corporate Recruiter
September 23, 2014

Once again, Enova is taking its data analytics competition — a.k.a. Data Smackdown — on the road. For our next event on October 10, we’ll be heading to Northwestern and asking teams of future analysts to compete for cash prizes.

Enova’s Analytics team uses data analysis techniques and modeling methodologies to boost decision-making processes, helping to increase profitability and improve the customer experience. Through the Data Smackdown, we offer students the opportunity to see how analytics can be applied in the case of real-world data analysis.

The Northwestern Data Smackdown will take place Friday, October 10, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The event will be held in the Norris University Center, in Room 101 (Wildcat Room). Attendees will need a laptop, power cord and a student ID to compete. Food will be provided by Enova.

Teams of 1 to 4 people will compete against each other, analyzing a data set in a business case. Work must be completed within the staging area of the competition (Wildcat Room in the Norris University Center), and prizes will be awarded at the end of the night to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

  • 1st place:    $1,000
  • 2nd place:   $750
  • 3rd place:   $500

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Check out the official rules here.