Past Events

  • 2019 Jan 22

    Harvard DataFest 2019

    Tue - Wed, Jan 22 to Jan 23, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Twitter: #harvarddatafest

    A Data Science Bootcamp for better research

    DataFest is a two-day workshop held during J-term and developed by data practitioners and researchers from across the university. Hosted by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), the purpose of the workshop is for participants to develop skills in working with data. It is structured around the data lifecycle, includes lectures and hands-on sessions focused on data concepts, project planning...

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  • 2019 Jan 22

    Harvard ComputeFest 2019

    Tue - Fri, Jan 22 to Jan 25, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Institute of Applied Computational Science

    Hosted by the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS), ComputeFest is an annual winter event of knowledge and skill-building activities in computational science, engineering and data science. 

    IACS Symposium: "Data Science at the Frontier of Discovery: Machine Learning in the Physical World"

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
    Harvard University Science Center, Hall B, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138

    FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC...

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  • 2018 Dec 17

    Compute Grid Training

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Baker B82

    REGISTER HERE

    This mandatory training for new compute grid users will cover both basic and advanced concepts and resources of the compute grid. This training is only for those who already have an account, and only for those who are using compute resources. If you would like to get set up with an account, please email...

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  • 2018 Nov 27

    Compute Grid Training

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Baker B82

    REGISTER HERE

    This mandatory training for new compute grid users will cover both basic and advanced concepts and resources of the compute grid. This training is only for those who already have an account, and only for those who are using compute resources. If you would like to get set up with an account, please email...

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  • 2018 Nov 02

    Introduction to Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services

    9:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    IQSS - CGIS Knafel building, Room K018

    REGISTER HERE

    Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that includes so-called “Cognitive Services” such as identifying the contents of images, transcribing audio, and performing text sentiment analysis. This workshop introduces the Azure cloud computing platform and demonstrates some services of particular...

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  • 2018 Oct 26

    Python Web Scraping

    9:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    IQSS - CGIS Knafel building, Room K018

    REGISTER HERE

    Web scraping is a method of extracting and restructuring information from web pages. This workshop will introduce basic techniques for web scraping using popular Python libraries. Participants will practice accessing websites, parsing information, and storing data in a CSV file. This workshop is intended...

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  • 2018 Oct 24

    Compute Grid Training

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Baker B82

    REGISTER HERE

    This mandatory training for new compute grid users will cover both basic and advanced concepts and resources of the compute grid. This training is only for those who already have an account, and only for those who are using compute resources. If you would like to get set up with an account, please email...

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  • 2018 Oct 19

    R Data Wrangling

    9:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    IQSS - CGIS Knafel building, Room K018

    REGISTER HERE

    Statistics courses usually use clean and well-behaved data for examples and homework. This leaves many unprepared for the messiness and chaos of data in the real world. This workshop aims to prepare you for dealing with messy data by walking you through real-life example.

    The duration of the...

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  • 2018 Oct 12

    R Regression Models

    9:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    IQSS - CGIS Knafel building, Room K018

    REGISTER HERE

    This hands-on workshop will demonstrate a variety of statistical procedures using the open-source statistical software program R. Topics covered include multiple regression, modeling with categorical varibles, and model comparison. 

    We expect that users enrolled in this workshop are already...

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