ODTUG Oracle Analytics Storytelling Challenge

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This contest has ended. Congratulations to the Vertice Cloud teamAbi Giles-Haigh, David Heraty, and Declan Ryanon winning the first ODTUG Oracle Analytics Storytelling Challenge!

ODTUG invites you and your colleagues to participate in the first ODTUG Oracle Analytics Storytelling Challenge!

Put your Analytics, Data Visualization, and data storytelling skills to the test! This 48-hour contest begins Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 12 a.m. (PST) and concludes Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Video submissions will close on January 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. (PST). You/your team will be creating a data story to illustrate insights from a world population data set.

The analyses and stories developed by participants will be created through the ODTUG Oracle Analyt­­­ics Cloud instance (after you sign up an email will be sent within 24 hours to setup your login credentials) and/or Oracle Analytics Desktop. Submissions may be promoted on social media after the completion of the contest.

Downloadable data set needed for the contest

Contest Video Specifications 

  • Accepted file formats include: mp3, wma, mpg, flv, avi, if you decide to use mp4, mov, wmv, then please zip your file before uploading.
  • You can also submit a Vimeo or YouTube link. 
  • Videos submitted must be less than 1 GB max.  


  • Data will be provided in an .xlsx file format within the ODTUG Oracle Analytics Cloud instance.
  • Contestants may enrich the data with a third-party public data set, provided no license is required.
  • Data example below


Guidelines and Rules

  • The analysis and data story must be built using Oracle Analytics Cloud or Oracle Analytics Desktop.
  • Visual library extensions are available to be used.
  • Third-party data science tooling can be used (e.g., R, Python, H20, hand-coded).
  • Each participant will need to record a 3-5-minute presentation-style demo with audio of their findings and data story to share with the judges.
    • Final video contest submissions will be uploaded on this page beginning January 29, 2020.
    • Video should be submitted to one of the following file formats: mp3, wma, mpg, flv, avi, if you decide to use mp4, mov, wmv, then please zip your file before uploading.
    • You can also submit a Vimeo or YouTube link. 
    • Videos submitted must be than 1 GB max.



  • All submitted demos will be reviewed by a panel of judges made up of an ODTUG Oracle Analytics Storytelling Committee member, an ODTUG member, an Oracle Analytics PM, and an outside industry professional.
  • Judgment of the solutions will be made based on the following criteria:
    • 25%       Effectiveness at telling the story, conveying emotions
    • 25%       Use of augmented, advanced analytical features (not just reporting)
    • 25%       Presentation style
    • 25%       Ease of use, design


A one-year ODTUG membership, an Oracle Analytics RC car, and a custom bow tie.

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Time (PST)

Sample of the data set available to view on the ODTUG Analytics page


9 a.m.

Contest Begins


12 a.m.

ODTUG Oracle Analytics Cloud Instance Closes/Contest Concludes


11:59 p.m.

Video Submission Deadline


5:00 p.m.

Jury Review & Deliberates


11:59 p.m.

Winner Announced


9 a.m.


Questions regarding the ODTUG Oracle Analytics Storytelling Challenge may be directed to:


 No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win.