Data Challenge Week
"The postmaster PDEng Program Data Science has its own, unique way of assessing and educating students. The program has implemented Data Challenge Weeks, in which applicants and students cooperate in teams, lodged in cottages, challenged by Big Data Sets provided by one of the industrial partners of the program. By observing and coaching, this week is an assessment for the applicants and an intense way of learning for the students of the program.
The Data Challenge Week is also a social event. During the week, teams live in cottages, where they have to work, eat, sleep, and socialize. The cottages are located at Center Parcs with in the evening enough possibilities for leisure and pleasure. The week starts with about individual applicants who are invited by the program, and a group of students of the program. They become one group that manages to create a social structure in the bungalow park and a working atmosphere, teams accepting each other’s roles. "