Enova’s Data Smackdown Headed to University of Chicago

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Enova is taking its data analytics competition — a.k.a. Data Smackdown — to University of Chicago on October 28. The campus event allows 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. The Data Smackdown offers students an opportunity to see how analytics can be applied in the case of real-world data analysis.

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, and prizes will be awarded at the end of the night to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

  • 1st place:    $750
  • 2nd place:   $500
  • 3rd place:   $300

The Data Smackdown at University of Chicago will take place Wednesday, October 28 from 6 p.m. to midnight. The event will be held in Ida Noyes Hall (East Lounge). Attendees need a laptop, power cord and a student ID to compete. Food will be provided by Enova.

New to data analysis? The Data Smackdown features a “Beginner Team,” led by veteran Enova analysts. This is an option for people who want to learn the basics of data analysis, so they can have the skills to compete in future competitions. They will talk you through the basics of approaching the problem, and help you through the analysis. While the Beginner Team will not be eligible for prizes, they will leave the event with more Analytics knowledge than they arrived with.

Want more information? Contact recruitanalytics@enova.com!

Check official rules here.