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February 2020

The Transparency Series – Artificial Intelligence

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Presenter John Keefe, Quartz Workshop Description Data, code and algorithms are changing systems of power in our world, often without sufficient critical assessment or accountability. Today’s journalists need to understand how these forces operate, engaging the underlying computational tools and techniques. At the same time, the ways journalists understand the world and communicate their observations to audiences are also being reshaped by the abundance of data and accessible software to surface stories. Reporters today have an incredible variety of data…

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Distinguished Lecture in Computational Innovation – Travis Oliphant

February 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Brown Institute and the Foundations for Research Computing program welcomes Travis Oliphant, CEO at OpenTeams and Quansight, founder of Anaconda, and creator of NumPy, to deliver a Distinguished Lecture in Computational Innovation at the Brown Institute on February 13th, 2020. About Travis Oliphant Travis E. Oliphant is a Founder and CEO/CTO of Quansight, an innovation incubation company that builds and connects companies with open-source communities to help both gain actionable, quantitative insight from their data. In 2019, Travis Co-founded…

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The Transparency Series – Data Visualization

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Presenter The Pudding Workshop Description Graphical (or pictorial) presentations of data have become an almost essential part of journalistic practice. Data visualization helps us see patterns in data, and is an important tool for finding stories. Also, outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and FiveThirtyEight are publishing data visualizations that push the idea of story telling, creating new data-driven ways to inform and entertain. In this day-long workshop, students will review some basic data visualization skills--guiding you…

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April 2020

The Transparency Series – Political Polling

April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Presenter Drumhil Mehta, FiveThirtyEight Workshop Description The last workshop in the Transparency Series takes you through techniques for looking at one or more polls over time. Join Dhrumil Mehta who leads Pollapalooza at FiveThirtyEight to get exposed to sources, tools, and strategies for working with polls — starting at the very beginning with simple random samples, and leading to the detailed models that are employed today. All the while, the workshop will emphasize how to find and tell interesting, novel…

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