The Graduate Researchers interested in Data club (GRiD) at UMass Amherst is partnering with the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority(PVTA) to host the first HackPVTA event!

Hall of Fame

Here are the three projects that stood out, according to our illustrious judges!

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:

Check back next week for a complete description of data and objectives.

Keynote Talk: Supply and Demand of Data Science Talent

Martijn Theuwissen and Nick Carchedi, DataCamp

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 :