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go to big cities, big data!

This August 15, Alex Hanna, a computational sociologist at Wisconsin, will host “Big Cities, Big Data” at the campus of UC Berekeley. BC/BD is a “hackathon” – a meeting of people who program all night long to develop new projects. The next day, the results will be presented at a workshop at ASA. From the announcement:

The theme is “big cities, big data: big opportunity for computational social science,” the idea being looking at contemporary urban issues — especially housing challenges — using data gathered and made publicly available by cities including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Austin, Boston, Somerville, Seattle, etc.

The hacking will start at noon on August 15 and go until the next day. Sleeping is optional. We’ll have a presentation and judging session in the evening of August 16 in San Francisco, exact location TBD.

We’re working with several academic and industry partners to bring together tools and datasets which social scientists can use at the event. So stay tuned as that develops.

Check it out! It’s the place to meet the next generation of sociology hackers!

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Written by fabiorojas

July 8, 2014 at 12:01 am

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  1. Thanks Fabio! We also have a website up at http://asa-datathon.github.io. My co-organizers are Laura K. Nelson from Berkeley and Laura Norén at NYU.

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    Alex Hanna

    July 8, 2014 at 12:13 am

  2. Also also, we’ve got a little more detail on the event here, including some of the questions we’re interested in: http://badhessian.org/2014/06/asa-datathon-big-cities-big-data-sign-up-by-august-1/

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    Alex Hanna

    July 8, 2014 at 12:18 am

  3. wish I had seen this sooner, since the deadline seems to have been a month ago–or are applications still being accepted?

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    anon

    July 11, 2014 at 6:06 am

  4. Anon: Please contact Alex. He’ll set you up.

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    fabiorojas

    July 11, 2014 at 6:23 am

  5. Anon: Thanks for your interest. You can still sign up until August 1. Check out the website noted in my comment above.

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    Alex Hanna

    July 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

  6. oops, didn’t notice the august 1 part! thanks, both of you!

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    anon

    July 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

  7. No problem! See you there!

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    Alex Hanna

    July 11, 2014 at 3:41 pm


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