Health Datapalooza: Tableau, Open Gov, and Data Viz for All

From Florence Nightingale’s martial medicine, to John Snow’s cholera map, and right on to today’s public health graphics, data visualization has long been used to get information through “word-proof ears.” Healthcare is a prime area for these techniques, too…

MIDS Immersion – May 2014

The inaugural immersion for our Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) degree took place in May. Twenty-nine students, drawn from all across the country, traveled to the UC Berkeley campus for three days of intensive workshops, networking, and even a baseball game.

Anne Milgram: Why Smart Statistics Are The Key to Fighting Crime

In this TED Talk, Anne Milgram discusses her past role as New Jersey’s attorney general and her quest to use data to understand “who we were arresting, who we were charging, and who we were putting in jail.”

DataBeat 2014: Splunk Slices Data for Domino’s Pizza

“Data exhaust” is the focal point of Splunk’s business. It includes “byproduct” data from things like GPS, RFID, hypervisor, web servers, email, messaging, clickstreams, mobile, telephony, databases, and more, data that is created simply by the act of running a machine.

DataBeat 2014: Quizlet and New Relic Team Up for Business Success

When Andrew Sutherland was a sophomore looking for a way to study for his French class, he created Quizlet, an e-learning platform now used by 25 percent of all U.S. high school students.

 
 
 

DataBeat 2014: Using Data to Ignite Growth

For the May edition of DataBeat, VentureBeat has fine-tuned their agenda, focusing the speakers and talks around one central theme: how companies are using data to ignite growth.