iidata | Winter 2017

From hands-on workshops to timed competitions, iidata has something for everyone, regardless of educational background.


What is "iidata"? 

iidata is a one-day data science convention, where you can immerse yourself in a variety of data science-related events, and tailor your experience to what you want to learn. Everyone is welcome to attend; all we ask is that you have a passion to learn.


iidata (pronounced eye-eye-data) originated from the Statistics concept 'iid', independent and identically distributed. However, we want to expand the idea to encompass you, and your data science journey with us.



Timed Analysis Competition

You have a data set, a list of questions, and 3 hours. Ready, set, go! Work with the data set and see what interesting trends you can find. Afterwards, present your findings to a panel of judges. Let's see who is the best Data Analyst around.


Predictive Modeling Competition

More data-savvy competitors can test their skills in the PMC, where groups will be expected to clean, analyze, and predict their findings within 3 weeks time. Reports will be submitted online, and the top 5 groups will be chosen to present in front of a panel of judges. 

Applications are now closed.


Research Exhibition

No convention would be complete without some cutting edge research! Exceptional undergrads from Sacramento to Berkeley will be presenting their projects on a wide variety of data science-related topics.



Workshops will be held according to a time schedule and will run for about an hour for each topic. Workshops are hands-on and provide practical material for the given time frame.

Tech Talks

We invite numerous guest speakers from all backgrounds to speak at our event and share their knowledge. Past talks include "It's Just Numbers, are the numbers really important when it comes to data?" by Gloria Kimbwala (Square, Inc).

Industry Panel

Our most well-received event of the day! Learn from experts in the field about how data science is applied in a variety of industries, and get the insider tips on what it takes to become a data scientist.


As current university students studying at UC Davis, our team wishes to create an immersive experience where students can get exposed to all aspects of data science, connect with peers, and leave with valuable knowledge. So come join us, for this one day celebration of data.