Data Matters: Summer Workshop Series

June 23, 2014 to June 27, 2014

Are you:

  • 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, its 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

Registration includes:

  • 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.