DataFest 2020


Tue - Wed, Jan 21 to Jan 22, 9:00am - 4:00pm


CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium

Registration is now open for DataFest 2020, a data science bootcamp for better research taking place in January.

Hosted by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) in collaboration with several other Harvard institutions, DataFest is a two-day workshop held during J-term and developed by data practitioners and researchers from across the university. with the purpose of developing participants' skills in working with data. It is structured around the data lifecycle, includes lectures and hands-on sessions focused on data concepts, project planning and data science workflows, processing and analysis, and finally data dissemination. DataFest registration is open to the whole Harvard community, including faculty, post-doctorates, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff. 

This year will feature two keynote lectures, to be held jointly at both DataFest and IACS ComputeFest:

Xiao-Li MengXiao-Li Meng, Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics, Harvard University

Title: "Data Science: What is it not?"



Fernando PerezFernando Pérez, Associate Professor of Statistics, UC Berkeley; Co-founder, Project Jupyter

Title: "Jupyter meets the Earth: an open, collaborative approach for Earth data science"


Harvard DataFest 2020 will be January 21-22, hosted by IQSS. For more information on DataFest and to register, please visit the For more information on DataFest and to register, please visit the DataFest website.