Jenna is the community relations manager for datascience@berkeley, UC Berkeley School of Information's online masters in data science. She has a background in anthropology, and worked extensively with SPSS and other relational databases for her thesis. In her free time, she enjoys reading, travel, and blogging about all things science. Follow her on Google+.

DataBeat 2014: Analytics 3.0 and the Data Bottleneck

DataBeat 2014 kicked off with a keynote from author Tom Davenport, who spoke on the data bottleneck and the emergence of an Analytics 3.0 world.

Kwabena Boahen: A Computer That Works Like The Brain

A data scientist at heart and engineer by training, Kwabena Boahen wants to understand how cognition arises from neuronal properties. He is using silicon integrated circuits to build a computer that computes the same way that neurons do.

An Interview with Solid’s Jon Bruner (Part I)

Today we have an interview with Jon Bruner, data journalist and co-chair of the upcoming Solid conference. Let’s dive in to see what he has to say about the conference, the Internet of Things and big names in the field.

Nest, Tesla, and the IoT: an Interview with Jon Bruner (Part II)

Here, Solid’s Jon Bruner talks to us more about some of the themes of the conference, including wearables, the Internet of Things, and who he sees making waves in the industry.

Stephen Wolfram: Computing a Theory of Everything

In this TED Talk, theoretical physicist Stephen Wolfram discusses his mission to make all knowledge computational, searchable, and easily processed and manipulated.

Book Review: The Naked Future

“In the next two decades, we will be able to predict huge areas of the future with far greater accuracy than ever before in human history, including events long thought to be beyond the realm of human inference,” writes Patrick Tucker in The Naked Future. We’ll benefit from the naked future in ways that we cannot even imagine yet.