Data Science Expo

Questions & Help

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Data Science Expo / Questions & Help
  1. Who can participate?
    High School/ Homeschool Students (Grades 9-12.

  2. Can I participate even if my school is not a participating school?
    Yes, we encourage everyone to participate

  3. How much Data Science do I need to know to participate?
    Anaconda will provide Learning Kits to help participants learn the baseline needed to participate. No previous experience is needed.

  4. How much Data Science do I need to know to be a coach?
    We suggest having a basic level of computer science and or data science or enthusiasm to learn the basics with your students.

  5. What resources are available if students have questions a coach doesn’t know the answers to?
    We will link Open Hours Hours to an event/Zoom once we have it available.

  6. What types of events are there?
    The full event framework can be found here.

  7. What is the time commitment as a student? As a coach/supervisor?
    We suggest committing at least 1 hour per week for learning the fundamental skills in your chosen category and 1 hours per week to work on your project for at least a three month period.

  8. Where is the competition?

  9. How much does it cost to participate?
    Nothing! This is a free event focused on increasing data literacy to all

  10. What does the winner get?
    Prizes for the winners include: $10k in scholarships for first place, $5k in scholarships for 2nd place and $1k in scholarships for 3rd place! In the event the winner is a team, the team would be awarded the below amount split across the team. *Subject to applicable taxes

  11. What if I dont have a computer, can I still participate?
    Access to a computer for learning activities and for project work is sufficeint. If you do not have access to a computer, you may be elgible for a loaned Computer provided by Anaconda. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

  12. Do I need access to the internet for all my learning modules?
    Yes. If you do not have access to internet, you may be elgible for a hotspot provided by Anaconda. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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