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Data Challenges

Introducing the Maven Space Challenge

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By Enrique Ruiz
Aug 3, 2022

Looking for fresh data to practice your data visualization skills?

Blown away by the new images of the our universe from the James Webb Telescope?

We have just what you need, including another chance to win a free all-access membership to Maven Analytics!

We’ve just added a brand new dataset to the Data Playground, containing all the space missions in human history.

Not even the sky is the limit here, so grab your favorite data visualization tool (Excel, Power BI, Tableau, Python, etc.) and fire up your engine!

To go along with this release, we’re launching the Maven Space Challenge and giving away a free all-access membership to the winner.

We’ll share more about the challenge details below, but first let’s talk about the data…

About the dataset

  • This dataset contains a csv table with 4,631 records, one for each space mission
  • Each record contains details on each mission's name, location, date, and status of the launch, the company responsible, and the price, status, and name of the rocket

How to play the Maven Space Challenge

To participate in this challenge, all you need to do is share a single page data visualization that captures the awe of outer space through our history with space travel.

Here’s how to submit your entry:

  1. Share a LinkedIn post mentioning @Maven Analytics and the hashtag #mavenspacechallenge, with your single-page visual based on the challenge objective above
  2. Complete the official challenge submission form to make sure you are entered for a chance to win

Make sure to follow Maven Analytics on LinkedIn for updates on the challenge and invite your connections to play along!

How to win

Finalists will be chosen by the Maven team based on insights, creativity, design, visualizations, and overall storytelling ability. The winner will be selected from the finalist pool by the Maven team, via live voting.

What you can win

As part of the Maven Space Challenge, we'll be giving away 1 annual all-access Maven membership completely free of charge. The winner will get access to all of our Excel, Power BI, Tableau, SQL, Python, and Machine Learning courses, all with direct support and coaching from our expert instructors.

No purchase is necessary to participate. As always, this challenge is open to both current Maven subscribers and everyone else.

Check out the official rules below...

Official Terms (Maven Space Challenge)

  • Maven Analytics will give away 1 Annual subscription for an Individual account. After the one year period, the subscription will expire.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter.
  • Data Analyst Bootcamp is not included in this prize. That is a separate offering, and not eligible.
  • The challenge will close to new entries on Saturday, September 10th, 2022, at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted prior.
  • After the submission deadline, finalists will be chosen by the Maven team.
  • Maven Analytics will select 1 winner from the finalists, and will announce the winner on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time. The official announcement will be posted on LinkedIn from the Maven Analytics LinkedIn account.

Don't want to participate in the Maven Space Challenge? No problem. You can still analyze the data on your own. All of the Data Playground datasets are completely free and are available for everyone to learn with. Feel free to dig in anytime.

Check out the Space Missions dataset, and more, at the Data Playground.

Happy analyzing!

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Author

Enrique Ruiz

Enrique is a certified Microsoft Excel Expert and top-rated instructor with a background in business intelligence, data analysis and visualization. He has been producing advanced Excel and test prep courses since 2016, along with adaptations tailored to Spanish-speaking learners.

Enrique is a certified Microsoft Excel Expert and top-rated instructor with a background in business intelligence, data analysis and visualization. He has been producing advanced Excel and test prep courses since 2016, along with adaptations tailored to Spanish-speaking learners.

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