September 30 till October 07, 2016
From the many applications from all over the world, the program management, after a rigorous selection, invited 18 applicants to be assessed in the Data Challenge week. This second Data Challenge week will take place from September 30 till October 07, 2016.
Assessment procedure PDENG Data Science
The process of obtaining a position in the PDEng program Data Science starts by applicants sending a motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae. The first selection is made by the program manager with focus on technical background, specialization, university of the applicants’ home country, and working experience.
Data Challenge Week
The selected candidates are invited for a Data Challenge Week, in which they are assessed on technical and non-technical aspects. The Data Challenge is introduced by a company (*), business or public institute. Participants work in teams; there is a mix of DS PDEng students and applicants in each team.
24/7 Eat, Sleep, Work (repeat)
The Data Challenge Week is a 24/7 social event. Participants are lodged in bungalows, where they work, eat, sleep, and make fun. Data Challenge Weeks are organized twice a year. The accepted candidates join the program some months after the Data Challenge Week. The program does not recognize fixed starting dates.
A learning experience for PDEng Data Science students
First year students of the Data Science program take part in the Data Challenge Weeks as well. Whereas this week is an assessment for the applicants, this week offers a learning experience for these Data Science students.
They are challenged to show their acquired technical knowledge, skills on teamwork, leadership and other non-technical issues. After a Data Challenge Week, the feeling of being part of a community increases significantly, which is an important indicator of success.
(*) Grodan (www.grodan.com ) organized the first Data Challenge week (last April), Heijmans (www.heijmans.nl ) organizes the upcoming Data Challenge week in September.
Apply for the third Data Challenge Week!
The third Data Challenge week will take place from March 24 till March 31, 2017. Application is already possible. Please send an email to DPdatascience@tue.nl.
Apply for the third PDEng Data Challenge Week!
The third Data Challenge week for the PDEng Data Science will take place from March 24 till March 31, 2017.
Application is already possible. Please send an email to DPdatascience@tue.nl.