Tuesday January 19

All times Eastern Standard Time (EST) (UTC−05:00)

10:00am - 11:00am
Keynote: "How Data Analytics and Technology Design will Dictate Our Civic Future"
Latanya Sweeney (IQSS, Harvard University)
Keynote Registration
Data-driven algorithms and technology designers are the new policymakers. No one elected them, and most people do not know their names, but the decisions they make dictate the code by which we conduct our daily lives and govern our country. Challenges to the privacy and security of our personal data were part of the first wave of this change; as technology progresses, every demographic value and every law has come up for grabs and will likely be redefined by what technology does or does not enable. How will it all fit together or fall apart? This talk surveys unforeseen consequences and brainstorms on a way forward with new innovative technologies designed in the public interest. Examples include contact tracing and the election.

11:15am - 11:45am
Research Data Services
Mercè Crosas (IQSS, HUIT)

11:45am - 12:15pm
Data Management and Analysis Best Practices
Ceilyn Boyd (Harvard Library)
Julie Goldman (Harvard Library)

12:15pm - 1:10pm
Lunch Break

1:10pm - 1:30pm
Overview of the COVID-19 Project Data Set
Tao Hu (CGA)

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Using APIs to Acquire Data: Concepts and Demo Using R & Python to Access COVID-19 Datasets Using Harvard Dataverse API
Phil Durbin (Dataverse)
Stefan Kasberger (pyDataverse)
Will Beasley (RDataverse)

The afternoon can be used for working on your self-directed project, either in groups or solo, with Q&A available from mentors/presenters.