14th - 16th of April 2023

DataFest Germany 2023

at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

🎉 Thank you for an Amazing DataFest Germany 2023 🎉

🏆️ DataFest Germany Winners 🏆️

We congratulate the three winning teams of DataFest Germany 2023.

Honorable Mention: Team Try & Error

What is DataFest? 🎉

DataFest is a competition and networking event. You will get the unique opportunity to work with a large dataset and analyze it using your own ideas as well as meet leaders and companies in the field of statistics. DataFest began in 2011 at UCLA, and is now sponsored by the American Statistical Association.

This is the 6th time we're running DataFest in Germany.

What is the Task?  👀

DataFest assignments are kept secret until the beginning of the event. In previous years, we provided data from the Los Angeles Police Department, which were analyzed for solutions to reduce crime rates, as well as data from a dating site which were analyzed for characteristics that predicted the users' dating decisions.

In order to preserve the integrity of the event, we ask that you only work on the dataset while you are at the DataFest site. At least two team members from each team must be present at the beginning of the event.

Will there be food? 🥗

Yes! We will provide plenty of food and drinks throughout the duration of the event.

Are there prizes? 🥇🥈🥉

Yes! At the close of the event, teams present their results to a jury of experts. Prizes are awarded in three categories:

I'm not affiliated with the LMU, can I still join DataFest Germany? 🏛️

Yes, DataFest Germany is open to students from anywhere! Unfortunately we cannot provide accomodation, but here's a list from DataFest 2016 of cheap hotels / hostels in Munich if you need a place to sleep.

Have more questions?

Feel free to reach out to us at datafest@stat.uni-muenchen.de.

Best Insight

Best Visualization

Best Use
of Outside Data

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How to Participate 🥳

Bachelor and Masters-level students of all subjects are welcome to apply in teams of 2-5 people. Because of the assignment's complexity, we recommend that your team consist of three people at least. Unfortunately, we will not accept teams with doctoral students or post-docs. If you would still like to participate, contact us to be considered as a DataFest Germany advisor.

If you still need members to form a team, you can meet other interested students through our DataFest Group on Facebook.

Applications are open until 27th of March 2023. Since we can accept only 15 teams, we recommend to apply fast before places fill up.

Please also note, that to complete the registration process, each team will need to pay a fee of 30€ per team. The fee should be payed to:

DataFest Germany e.V.
IBAN: DE21600100700966137705

Make sure to name as purpose of the transfer: "[Teamname] Datafest 2023". Your application is only completed after we received the participation fee.

Already have a team?

Update 📣: Since we had many teams sign up already for DataFest Germany 2023 all places have been filled right now. You can still sign up with your team right now, but you will be put on the waiting list and we will reach out if additional slots open up. You only need to pay the registration fee if your team gets off the waiting list.

Looking for a team?

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Organizers & Support

LMU Munich

University of Mannheim


umlaut (part of Accenture)

DataFest e.V.

Munich Center
for Machine Learning

Want to support DataFest?

DataFest gives the enriching opportunity to students to gain experience analyzing real data and meeting employers. Employers are invited to participate in our Career Fair, as well as to provide advice to the competing teams.

By providing financial support to DataFest Germany, not only do you allow us to host the students, but you will support the DataFest mission and help expose students to challenging questions with immediate real-world significance that can be addressed through data analysis.

If you want to support DataFest Germany, please reach out to us at datafest@stat.uni-muenchen.de



LMU Munich,

This year's DataFest Germany will take place in the main building at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Photo by Tim Hüfner on unsplash

Past DataFests

Click on the links below for more information about previous DataFest events:

The DataFest logo from previous years.