Blog: Data Science Insights

NetFridge and Energy Globe Win Top Prizes at Third Annual BERC Cleanweb Hackathon

/ October 27, 2015

By John Romankiewicz This past weekend, nearly 50 participants from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, and the Bay Area gathered for the third annual BERC Cleanweb Hackathon. The event was a huge success, and 10 teams made pitches at the end of the 24-hour event in front of a panel of judges, including Anna Schneider of WattTime, Elena Lucas of UtilityAPI, and Kate Knox of Advanced Microgrid Solutions.

BIDS at SciPy 2015: Marking a Year of Success

Ali Ferguson / July 17, 2015

This past Sunday marked the end to the successful 14th annual Scientific Computing with Python Conference, more commonly known as SciPy. Roughly 600 attendees from more than 330 organizations throughout the world gathered in Austin, TX, to showcase and discuss their Python-centric mathematics, science, and engineering projects. Among these individuals were several BIDS fellows, staff members, and affiliates.

Toward Reproducible Science—A Quick Overview of the Recent BIDS Reproducibility Workshop

Jarrod Millman / May 29, 2015

On May 21–22, BIDS hosted a Reproducibility Workshop. We had about 35 participants, including several BIDS fellows and staff as well as representatives from our NYU and UW partners. In addition, there were students, faculty, and staff from numerous departments and organizations from all over the campus.

Data about Data: Starting to Define "Data Science"

Kathryn D. Huff / May 28, 2015

Last October, BIDS hosted the first Data Science Environment (DSE) Summit, bringing together researchers, staff, and students from UC Berkeley, NYU, and UW who are partnering to “harness the potential of data scientists and big data for basic research and scientific discovery.”

BIDS Spring 2015 Data Science Faire—Capping Off a Successful First Year

Ali Ferguson / May 12, 2015

Last week, we closed BIDS’ first academic year with the Spring 2015 Data Science Faire (DS Faire), where we showcased exciting data-intensive initiatives at BIDS and UC Berkeley and highlighted work from the diverse community of data scientists around campus.

Recent Reddit Ask Me Anything: Moore Data-Driven Discovery Investigators

Kevin Koy / February 12, 2015

It’s not every day you get direct access to some of the top data scientists in the nation and the chance to ask them literally any question you choose. The Moore Foundation's Data-Driven Discovery (DDD) Investigators recently took part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) forum on Reddit, and although the time is up for new questions, the entire proceedings can be viewed here:

Getting Girls Involved in STEM through Robotics: Black Girls Code Event

Daniela Ushizima / December 19, 2014

Last week, in the midst of broadcasts about national protests for civil rights and racial democracy, educators from across the world shared stories about the worldwide action to enhance digital democracy through Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) and Hour of Code.

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