Here are the three projects that stood out, according to our illustrious judges!
Team Bayes’ rule (Aruni Roy Chowdhury, Rajarshi Roychowdhury) won the “BB-8” award for impressive technical complexity and visualization.
Team Abandoned Ship (Alex Bogdan, Katie Leap) won the “Sheldon” award for best actionable insight.
Team Man of Steele (Steele H. Valenzuela) won the “Back to the Future” award for an impressive project idea with a lot of potential, given more work.
Dates & Venue
Start: Friday, Feb. 5; 6:00 PM
End: Sunday, Feb. 7, 1:00 PM
The event will take place at the 16th floor of LGRT, Room 1634.
About the Data
We will be working with instantaneous (sub-minute) PVTA bus location and ridership data. We anticipate having over 6 million rows encompassing a year’s worth of historical data. Available data will include:
Vehicle information (identifier, name)
Route information (identifier, name, stops, schedules)
Spatial information (latitude, longitude, speed, heading)
Ridership information (number boarding, exiting, on board)
Check back next week for a complete description of data and objectives.
Keynote Talk: Supply and Demand of Data Science Talent
Glassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs in America for 2016 ranks Data Scientist number one according to three factors: number of job openings, median base salary, and overall career opportunity. In this talk, Nick and Jonathan discuss the main trends in the data science labor market, what skills are relevant to aspiring data scientists, and how DataCamp is helping to provide these skills by democratizing data science education.
HackPVTA could not have taken off without the support of various organizations & people. We acknowledge the support of :
The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority.
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics, UMass Amherst.
The Five College Statistics Program.
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Amherst College.
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, UMass Amherst.