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+.


DataEDGE 2014: A New Vision for Data Science

The theme of DataEDGE 2014 is “a new vision for data science,” an idea which highlights the rapid pace of innovation for the data science field. Speakers are drawn from a wide variety of companies and industries, including UC Berkeley, LinkedIn, The Climate Corporation, and Mailchimp.

10 Data Science Newsletters To Subscribe To

Newsletters and listservs are a good way of keeping your finger on the pulse of the latest tech news and delivering to you the news you didn’t know you needed. You’re busy enough staying on top of your own work, so why not let someone else curate the news for you?

Jennifer Healey: If Cars Could Talk, Accidents Might be Avoidable

Would we be safer if our cars could gossip about us? That’s what Jennifer Healey, a research scientist at Intel, explores in this TED Talk as she discusses the possibilities available in a world of data sharing between vehicles

Data Digest: Week of 3/31

This week in data: federal agencies prepare data strategy, Merck streamlines vaccine production with Hadoop, Facebook reveals some interesting trends in baseball fandom, and Tableau has a royal pedigree.

Rise of the (Virtual) Machines: Creating Powerful Data Science Learning Experiences with Vagrant and IPython Notebook

Today, we have a guest post from Matthew A. Russell, the author of Mining the Social Web, 2nd Edition, who has been innovating with lean startup principles to create better data science toolboxes and learning experiences for tech books. Here, he talks about how best to accommodate readers with data science tools.

Andreas Schleicher: Use Data to Build Better Schools