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 and data science workflows, processing and analysis, and finally data dissemination. It is offered to faculty, post-doctorates, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff at Harvard University. DataFest is a collaborative effort by IQSS and several other Harvard institutions. The curriculum complements the workshops taught in ComputeFest.
For a detailed schedule and to register, visit the DataFest website.
2019 Speakers include:
- Jill Lepore (Professor of American History, Harvard University)
- Xiao-Li Meng (Professor of Statistics, Harvard University)
- Jeff Lichtman (Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University)
- Paul Avillach (Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School)
- Alyssa Goodman (Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University)
- Amy Nurnberger (Data Management Services, MIT)
- Dustin Tingley (Professor of Government, Harvard University)
- Dan O'Brien (Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University)
- Liz Dawes Duraisingh (Principal Investigator at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education)