Data Challenges & Hackathons
Experiential learning opportunities for students through competitions sponsored by WCAI industry partners, including visualization hackathons and case studies.
Buxton, a leading customer analytics provider, and the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI), partnered during the Fall 2014 semester to offer the Buxton Challenge, a student case study competition on the use of analytics for retail site selection. The competition enhances WCAI’s existing student programs by providing an applied learning opportunity for students interested in analytics. This year’s winning proposal by Tomasz Karasek and Guillem Poblet, CTL Store Expansion: Retail Site Selection, offered reliable revenue estimations of potential new retail locations using masked data from a real-world client.
For more information on student programs, contact Rocco Spinelli.