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    Harvard DataFest 2019

    A Data Science Bootcamp for better research, on 22-23 January 2019, 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. DataFest is a collaborative effort by IQSS and several other Harvard institutions. The curriculum complements the workshops taught in ComputeFest.




DataFest 2019 is a collaboration among many Harvard institutions, including the following partners:

  • Office of Vice Provost for Research
  • Office of Vice Provost for Advances in Learning
  • Harvard Library
  • Countway Library, Medical School
  • Wolbach Library, Center for Astrophysics
  • FAS Research Computing
  • HMS Research Computing
  • HBS Resarch Computing Services
  • Chan Bioinformatics Core
  • Digital Scholarship Support Group
  • Center for Geographical Analysis
  • Institute for Quantitative Social Science


Hosted by  IQSS


We offer workshops in the following broad categories:

  • Data Analysis
  • Data Management
  • Data Visualization

Highlights 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)

and many more interesting speakers and  hands-on workshops.

Click below to see the detailed schedule.

Schedule Details

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