Think you can code?

CU Data Week is an opportunity for students, faculty, and community members to come together to develop innovative tools and analyses that will help drive research on campus. Throughout the event, our goal is to open the doors to resources that allow participants to further develop their programming skills, while building a community of researchers, mentors, and fellow programmers.

At CU Data Week 2022, participants can attend Stats Talks to learn introductory topics in statistics and programming--then put their skills to the test at the CU Stats Fest, a programming and analysis competition! All statistical software can be used to compete!

Create, innovate, and drive science with students, faculty, and medical experts. Register for the CU Data Week events​ today. 

Registration now open

Prizes will be awarded to the best teams​.

CU Data Week is hosted by CIDA and sponsored by the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) core of the CCTSI.​

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Stats Talk Schedule

Attendees are invited to sign up for one or all events. Registration is encouraged for most Stats Talks, and required for the Analysis workflow using Git, Python, and Jupyter talk and Stats Fest.

CU Stats Fest Schedule

Showcase your data management or analysis skills. CU Stats Fest is a three-day coding competition. You can use any language you want (SAS, R, Python, etc). Each team will be paired with a mentor from the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics who will consult on your project. From Thursday evening to Saturday at noon, you will choose a research objective and work as a team to create innovative solutions. On Saturday, you will submit your program(s) and report(s) at noon. While the judges evaluate your code, you will have two hours to prepare a brief (5 minute) presentation about your work. At 2 pm, we will celebrate the end of CU Stats Fest by viewing participants’ presentations and awarding prizes for the top projects!

We will be providing clinical data—paired with research questions and data management objectives. However, you can choose to compete using your own data (if you have it)! Please email Laura Grau ( to get approval to use your own data, as we want to make sure we have a mentor available with the right expertise!

Thursday, February 3, 2022
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
CU Stats Fest Kick Off

Friday, February 4, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 11:59 a.m.
Code and work on final report

Saturday, February 5, 2022
12:00 p.m.
Reports Due

Saturday, February 5, 2022
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Work on presentation

Saturday, February 5, 2022
2:00 p.m.
Presentations and Award Ceremony


Teams of 1-4 individuals are welcome to participate in the Stats Fest. If you form a team, please identify a team name prior to registering. Please limit your team size to 4 individuals. All individuals will need to register independently and use the team name so we group you appropriately.

Registration is closed

Prizes will be awarded to the best teams​.

Sponsored by the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) core of the CCTSI.​