The University of Toronto Data Science Student Challenge is designed to ignite a passion for the amazing things made possible by Data Science and to help students develop the skills necessary to harness the power of analytics.

The hackathon sees teams of 3-4 students coming together to analyse and interpret unique datasets from Geotab around Location Analysis and Urban Infrastructure. The data is derived from over 2 billion daily records and over 930,000 Geotab-equipped vehicles. The Challenges designed for the hackathon will enable the development of data-driven solutions that will ultimately improve the safety of drivers and the productivity of businesses in a city.
It’s a great opportunity for students to build their individual skills, meet other top students, learn how to operate as a team, have fun and win great prizes. A variety of learning resources will be made available and the hackathon will suit students with a background in Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Statistics, Analytics and Math. 
The University of Toronto Data Science Student Challenge is a collaboration between The University of Toronto’s Department of Statistical Sciences, and Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab, Microsoft, and Geotab. 


Saturday March 3rd
Start: 9:30am
Sunday March 4th
End: 2pm
University of Toronto

Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL)

Media Gallery


To help you develop a deeper understanding of the tools techniques and processes involved in Data Science, we’ve put together a collection of resources and videos.

Tutorial One

Tutorial Two

Tutorial Three

Tutorial Four

Github Resource


Saturday 3rd March:

Hackathon Check-Ins Open
Bahen Centre


Keynote and Technical Bootcamp Presentations


Lunch and Team Formation


Hacking Begins!
With Microsoft, UoT and Geotab present to help you get started on your solution.


End of Day 1

Sunday 4th March:

Hackathon Day 2
Final Hacking and Mentoring Session


Science Fair Judging
Each team has 2 minutes to pitch their solutions to Judges


Top-6 Teams progress to Finals Presentation, with 5-minutes to present.
Winner Announcement to follow.