Diverse academic backgrounds made for interesting insights from the winning teams at Ohio State’s first-ever ASA DataFest, where participants spent nearly 24 hours extracting insights from 3GB of data from Ticketmaster. The event, of which Translational Data Analytics was a sponsor, drew 93 undergrads representing 25 majors and five colleges, as well as mentors from companies such as Ford and Capital One. ASA DataFest is sponsored by the American Statistical Society and this year was held at 15 universities across the country. At Ohio State, the Department of Statistics and undergraduate data analytics major hosted the event April 9-10. Read all about it.