What's the BOW DataFest?

The Babson-Olin-Wellesley (BOW) DataFest is a 2.5-day data analysis competition. In 2016, it was hosted by Olin College, and in 2017, it was hosted by Babson College.

Our event is one of many branches of the American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest, which is "a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set."  Read more about ASA DataFest.

Typically, complete teams should have 3-5 members. Those who do not have a team and would like to participate regardless are matched with team members by the DataFest committee. Click here for the details of the schedule from 2016. 


News Article of the 2018 DataFest


Judges of the 2016 DataFest

Garen Oganezov

Senior Quantitative Manager at Citizens Bank

Curt Savoie

Principal Data Scientist, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Shannon Stock

Math and Computer Science Department, College of the Holy Cross


Winners of the 2016 DataFest

Best visualization/tool - Hannah Murphy '19 (Wellesley), Andrew Pan (Olin)

Best insight - Jaymee (Baoyi) Sheng '16, Lauren Mostrom '19, Minjia Wu '16 (all Wellesley)

Best narrative - Moriah Harling '17, Kelly Kung '17, Katharine Liang '17, Joanna Milton '16, Jamie Yang '17 (all Wellesley)

Best business presentation - Aryan Jain, Ben Greenspan, Michael Gorman, Tai Hwon Kwon, Yerim Kim (all Babson)