Data Dive

The Event Format

Ann Arbor Data Dive event is an annual Hackathon-like event plus months of preparations. Every year, we recruit the non-profit organization clients in need of insights into their data during the summer. From September to October, Data Consultant teams will be assigned to organizations to analyze the issues and articulate the problems into more detailed Data Science questions. In November, the Data Dive event is launched, and Data Divers will work with Data Consultants to deliver solutions to the clients.

What’s new in 2017?

By learning from the past Data Dive events experiences, we are making the following major change to the event:

  • We are offering 2 bootcamps on the day of the data dive to better prepare Data Divers with necessary skills to help the participating non-profit organizations.

Get Involved

Community Partner – Non-profit Organization
If you are a non-profit organization envisioning a better use for your data, we are excited to invite you apply for the 2018 Data Dive! Stay tuned for updates and key communications for next year’s event! For more information, please refer to the previous Data Dive participants¬†page to learn about what other organizations have done in the past!

The participation in the Data Dive happens through an application process and is awarded on a competitive basis. We will  soon be releasing a form for open registration in the 2018 Data Dive, so you can tell us more about the work you would like help with! Be sure to give us as much information as you can Рthe more we know about you, the better we can assess our ability to help you!

Community Partner Consultant
The Community Partner Consultants will work with the client to segment their needs, explore the data potentials, draft the solution framework, and assess the scope of the project they will present to the participants on the day of the data dive. Consultants will prepare the articulated questions for participants to solve. During the Data Dive event, the team will also organize participants to present and deliver solutions to the clients. One community partner consultant team will be assigned to each community partner and lead a hoard of participants in the electrifying charge of piecing together the story that the data tells!

We welcome all full time students of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor at all educational levels (you must be pursuing your bachelors degree at the very least) to apply. Registration for 2018 Community Team Partner Consultant positions will open in Fall 2018.

Data Dive Participant
A Data Dive participant is anyone who serves under the direction of a community partner consultant team during the Data Dive event, and is expected to conduct data analysis, and communicate findings with the assigned Community Partner Consultant team. We welcome people of all skill levels, and will be holding 2 bootcamps on the morning of the data dive to help you all prepare for your exciting data journey!

Register for the data dive now! Visit to confirm your registration today!

We would love to have sponsors to enhance the events experience. Feel free to contact us at if you are interested in contributing monetarily or by providing goods and other services to help us put together as enriching an event as possible.

Data Dive 2013