The Barcelona Challenge

{datathon fme}

November 13-14


What's a datathon?

A Datathon is a weekend-long competition where you are challenged to work on real-world business cases from different areas of Machine Learning, AI, and Data Science. You are given some datasets in order to answer questions or implement solutions. In this occasion, challenges will be related with the city of Barcelona!


Our event will take place physically in UPC's School of Mathematics and Statistics, located in Pau Gargallo 14, Barcelona! You can find a map here.

You will have access to classrooms to work with your own laptop. We will provide you with WiFi. Meals will take place in the courtyard!


The event will start on Saturday November 13 at 9h, when we will present the challenges. You'll be able to work until midnight.

The event will resume on Sunday November 14 at 9h. It will last until 17h, when the closing ceremony will take place.


All university students are allowed to attend! Some data analysis or coding skills might be useful but not required to participate. In fact, there will be a special prize for rookies!

We will provide you with meals, WiFi and some nice swag. And of course, it's completely free!

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About us

We are the Data Students' Association! We are organizing the first edition of this datathon, jointly with FME. Among our goals, we aim to promote data science within UPC. If you are studying Data Science & Engineering, you should definitely join us!



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