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    Harvard DataFest 2018

    A Data Science Bootcamp for better research, on 17-18 January 2018, Harvard University CGIS South, Twitter: #harvarddatafest


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. The curriculum complements the workshops taught in ComputeFest.


Many thanks to these partner organizations for helping to fund DataFest: 
IQSS | FAS Research Computing | HBS Research Computing Services | HMS Research Computing |  VPAL | Harvard Library | Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core



We offer workshops in the following broad categories:

  • Data Acquisition and Planning
  • Data Management and Storage
  • Computation and Analysis
  • Data Visualization, Sharing and Archiving

Click below to see the detailed schedule.

Schedule Details

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