By: Mike Gilhooly, Public Relations Manager
September 13, 2013
Attention University of Chicago Students with an interest in Analytics. Enova is hosting its first ever Data Smackdown Analytics Competition and you’re invited!
At Enova, the Analytics team is tasked with enhancing the company’s profitability. They do this by improving decision-making processes using data analysis techniques and modeling methodologies. Enova hopes to illuminate these processes with the Data Smackdown, giving interested students the opportunity to understand real world applications of data analysis.
The Data Smackdown will take place Friday, October 11, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Check-in is 6:00 p.m. sharp, in Harper 130 on the U of C campus. Be sure to bring a laptop, power cords and your student ID. And don’t worry about food, dinner is on Enova.
After check-in, the rules of the Smackdown will be defined, and each team of one to four people will be presented with a data set in a business case. You and your team will work to analyze the data and make recommendations. Work must be finished within the room to remain in the competition. At the end of the evening, prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
- 1st place $2,000
- 2nd place $1,000
- 3rd place $500