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+.


Book Review: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Michael Lewis’ Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game describes “a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can’t buy: the secret of success in baseball.” The answer? Sabermetrics.

Alessandro Acquisti: Why Privacy Matters

In this TED Talk, Acquisti discusses the complex tradeoffs we experience when we give our privacy away.

Gigaom’s Structure Data 2014

This week, New York’s Pier 60 played host to an intensive two-day data science conference, GigaOm’s Structure Data 2014. With over 70 speakers on the docket, the event was a veritable Who’s Who of the data science today…and a good example of the innovative ways data is being put to use every day.

Structure Data: The Data Behind Formula One

Geoff McGrath of McLaren Automotive took the stage at Structure Data to discuss how data science is shaping the future of car racing and auto design.

Structure Data: Training the Data Scientists of the Future

UC Berkeley I School Dean AnnaLee (Anno) Saxenian took the stage Thursday to answer questions about the future of data science education and reveal how top-notch training today will make a difference for the data scientists of tomorrow.

An Interview with Author Phil Simon

Today, we have an interview with Phil Simon, author of “The Visual Organization.” In Simon’s eyes, we are seeing the rise of enterprises that require professionals to focus on data discovery and exploration rather than traditional reporting.