Viz-a-thon: Data Analysis Case Competition

Saturday, November 17

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fisher Hall, Georgetown University

3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20057


Darden School of Business – University of Virginia Kogod School of Business – American University McDonough School of Business – Georgetown University Pamplin College of Business – Virginia Tech The Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania

Get hands-on, client-driven experience at the forefront of data analytics and visualization, network with Fannie Mae senior leadership, and help beta test Fannie Mae’s new open Application Programming Interface (API) platform,

The Exchange™.

Your analysis can help expand access to affordable housing across the country!

Team Awards

Team Awards

Teams will be judged on five key criteria, including technical ability; data visualization; analysis; insights; and presentation (information to follow).

Here’s how it works

Here’s how it works

Your team will receive the case two weeks prior to the event. You’ll be provided options to access the raw data via API, file, or data visualization tool.

Then, get creative!

View our APIs on The Exchange

Access, share, and get creative with manufactured housing data from contributors across the nation to gain insights, generate ideas, and improve decision-making.
Make API calls to Fannie Mae’s economic and strategic research data to explore key housing topics, understand trends, and identify opportunities for new products, services, and more. Includes data dictionary.


Jonathan Lawless


Jonathan Lawless

Vice President for Product Development and Affordable Housing

Hear Jon discuss current trends and opportunities in affordable housing. Find out how Fannie Mae is forming partnerships and leveraging technology and data to promote innovation. And, how you can help solve the nation’s most difficult housing challenges.

Read more about Jonathan on LinkedIn

Case Competition Judges

Evelyn Chou

Performance Marketing Manager


Evelyn has ten years of experience in analytics, marketing strategy, and optimization. She currently

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Michael LaCour-Little, PhD

Director, Economics

Fannie Mae

Michael is Director, Economics at Fannie Mae and Professor of Finance – Emeritus at California

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Jonathan Lawless

Vice President for Product Development and Affordable Housing

Fannie Mae

Jonathan Lawless is driving innovation in the mortgage industry to expand access

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Patrick Rafferty

Director of Product


Patrick is the Director of Product for Reonomy, a Corporate Real Estate (CRE) tech company

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Kim Rees

Head of Data Experience Design // ONE Design

Capital One

Kim Rees heads up Data Experience Designat Capital One where her team seeks to deepen

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Viz-a-thon Agenda

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration and lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


15 minute team presentations

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Keynote: Jonathan Lawless, Vice President for Product Development and Affordable Housing

Awards announcement

Happy hour and networking

Need more information?

Email or contact:

Timothy Catlett, Assistant Director of Innovation, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Kenny Tan, Director of Analytics, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Edward Dejesus, Innovation Pilot Manager, Fannie Mae

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