05-08-2017 11:01 AM - edited 05-12-2017 02:44 PM
The Microsoft Data Insights Summit Data Analytics Challenge runs from May 8, 2017 to June 4, 2017.
Your entry should be emailed to email@example.com, and must include:
1. The category in which you are entering (you may only enter once in each category)
2. A Power BI Desktop file (under 50 MB) with your best report that you have permission to share publicly.
3. A 150-word description, which will be displayed with your report.
4. A thumbnail image that will accompany your report.
5. A link to a short video (1-3 minutes), hosted on YouTube, that narrates the insights contained in your report.
You can submit entries as a group, but only one Super Prize Pack will be awarded per category. You do not need to be in attendance at the Data Insights Summit to submit and win, although we hope to see you there!
There are three challenge categories, each with their own datasets and insights:
The Hawai’I Tourism Authority provides detailed data for visitors including expenditures and where people traveled from. Unfortunately, this data is buried in somewhat cumbersome table layouts. For this challenge, prep the data to visualize trends in Hawaii tourism.
Where are people visiting from? Has there been any interesting shifts in what regions visit Hawaii in general or specific islands in particular? What months are the busiest by Island? In 2015, what reasons did people come to Hawaii and how much did they spend?
The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) is a multi-year data set that measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing. Additionally, it includes demographic information to enable analysis of trends across different segments of the US population.
If you’re adventurous, these activity responses can be joined to “Respondent file” which contains age, sex, labor force status, and earnings information.
Analysis, visualization, and storytelling are the challenges for this dataset. Feel free to pick one or more of the analysis “questions” below:
- Provide a summary of how American’s spend their time in 2015
- Provide a breakdown of specific activities (eating, exercising, sleeping, working, etc…)
- Does typical time use change by age, employment status, earnings, etc.?
- Working from home
- Caring for children
Analysis, visualization, and storytelling are the challenges for this dataset – and feel free to create your own:
- The Character Report: Create a report showing analysis of each Simpsons character
- Appearances by season: Have character appearances or number speaking lines changed over time? Have locations changed?
- Sentiment analysis of characters
05-12-2017 07:21 AM
I have a small question, can you kindly answer the same related to the challenge
Can we apply for the challenge and send our submissions as a group?
Is it manadatory to attend the summit or we can be in the challenge even I we could not make it to the Summit
Please can you kindly let us know regarding the same.
05-12-2017 02:41 PM
Yes, international users are more than welcome to take part and are eligible to win! You do not have to be present at the Data Insights Summit to be a winner.