The first Stat-a-thon will be held jointly by UConn Statistics Department and NESS NextGen during the 33rd New England Statistics Symposium on May 15–17, 2019.
Stat-a-thon is an statistical data science invention marathon. The trademark is owned by University of Connecticut. Anyone who has an interest in data science attends a Stat-a-thon to approach a real world data science problem, some of which are local, in new and innovative ways. It emphasizes the statistical aspects (insight, interpretation, significance, etc.) of data science problems that are often overlooked in many hackathons.
More info can be found at http://statathon.stat.uconn.edu/.