24 Hour Data Challenge: 7 & 8 May 2020

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100 of the best bèta students

Work on real life data cases

Win the big prize of €5000,-

We’re sorry to announce the 24 Hour Data Challenge 2020 has been canceled due to the consequences of the Corona virus. We are currently looking at several options to postpone this event, but with all the uncertainties we can’t be specific about this just yet. We hope for your understanding.

2019 edition participating brands

Praxis, Picnic, Ymere, Politie, Heineken

What is the 24 Hour Data Challenge?

The 24 Hour Data Challenge is a unique challenge to experience what it’s like to work as a real Data Scientist. Together with your team you’ll work for 24 hours straight on a data case from a well-known company. This year there are 5 companies providing a case, and we have joined forces with Google Cloud to provide you with the infrastructure and tools to solve the data problems.



You will be coached by the Data Scientists of Newcraft and Google Cloud to deliver the best results. After all the hard work it is time to, together with your team, present your findings to a jury of experts. Is your team going home with the big prize of €5000,-?



After hard work it’s time for some relaxing! There are enough opportunities to network with the companies during drinks and dinner at our cool venue. So crack those brains and have loads of fun. In short, an event you don’t want to miss.



    What is the 24 Hour Data Challenge?
    The 24 Hour Data Challenge is a yearly initiative, organized by Newcraft. We look for the brightest beta students in The Netherlands. For 24 hours straight, student teams work as real Data Scientists on tackling a case. Skills like data processing, manipulation, modeling and visualization are put to the test.


    At what time does the event start and end?
    It will start at 9:00 on the 7th of May and end around 11:00 on the 8th of May.


    For whom do we organize this event?
    For bèta students. So do you study econometrics, artificial intelligence, data science or any other technical study?


    Which companies provide the case?
    This will be announced the coming months. You will be selected for one of the cases.


    What are the prizes?
    This year you can win not one but two prizes! For each case there will be one winner. The case winners will receive a prize from the company who provided the case. Moreover, from the five case winners, one team will win the grand finale.  This team may divide the top prize of € 5,000 over the team members!


    Can I apply if I don’t have a team (yet)?
    Of course! We’ll make sure that you have a team.


    If I apply, will I (and my team) be assured of a spot to join the 24HDC?
    The selection will be based on your CV. You are most likely to be selected if you are a bèta master student.


    What are the costs for this event?
    No costs, another reason to join ;).


    What about sleeping?
    24HDC: the name says it all, we work around the clock for 24 hours to tackle a data case. This doesn’t mean you can’t take a nap. We provide the camp beds if you bring your toothbrush.


    Any other questions?
    Send us an email at 24hdc@newcraft.nl and we’ll help you out.