Data Matters - Data Science Summer Workshop Series
June 23, 2014 to June 27, 2014
- A manager who needs to know how to stay afloat in the data deluge?
- A data analytics specialist grappling with large data sets?
- A data center administrator in the private or public sector?
- A researcher who must manage, share and archive large, complicated data sets?
- An entrepreneur, student, researcher, scholar, or employee determined to make the most of the data revolution?
If so, the Data Matters Data Science Summer Workshop Series is for you. The format: 1 week of courses (2-day courses on Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday and one-day course on Wednesday). Choose courses to meet your needs and interests; come for a day or stay all week. The location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. Most courses will also include hands-on lab sessions on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
Sponsored by: The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), UNC’s Odum Institute and RENCI.
You’ll learn about:
- Data science, it’s goals, techniques and concepts
- Strategies for managing big data
- The fundamentals of social network analysis
- Data management and analysis tools, such as Hadoop and SAS
- Using large-scale data networks
- Data mining and machine learning
- Data visualization
- Predictive analysis
- A evening kick-off reception at Top of the Hill in downtown Chapel Hill
- Lunch each day, plus a lunchtime speaker on Wednesday, June 26
- Transportation to and from the Friday Center and UNC for lab work
Each course costs $ 300 per day for NCDS members, $ 350 per day for non-members. Class size is limited, so register early! Early Bird registration saves you $ 50 per day.