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September 2018

An Introduction to Public Data

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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On September 6, from 9am-5pm, the Brown Institute is proud to host a day devoted to public data. It designed for students in journalism, statistics and data science — essentially anyone who has an interest in understanding their neighborhoods, their cities, their state and even the nation through data. Throughout the day, students will learn about what data are available and why. What might be missing and why. And how data are used to answer hard questions about who we…

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Journocoders NYC

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Journocoders NYC is a monthly meetup for journalists and others working in the media to learn and share technical skills for use in their reporting. That might be data analysis as part of an investigation, scraping data from government websites, building data visualisations to better tell a story, or something else entirely. This will be another hands-on tutorial, topic yet to be determined. RSVPs will open two weeks before the event. RSVP HERE

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Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. The first of the Distinguished Lecture series features Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, Managing Director, Technology Division, Morgan Stanley; Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University. The event will include a presentation, Question & Answer session, and post-event…

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Cory Doctorow – A Discussion and Q&A

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Furnald Lawn, Columbia University, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The techlash marks the end of complacency over Big Tech: in a single instant, states have gone from being completely blase about the risks of a monopolized digital world run by high-handed CEOs who answer only to their shareholders, to being certain that the answer involves limiting the excesses of the digital monopolists...by enshrining them as permanent monarchs of the internet and then extracting some regulatory promises from them. It's a form of Constitutional Monarchy, in which Google, Apple, Facebook,…

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October 2018

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Lorena Barba

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lecture features Dr. Lorena Barba, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University Member, Board of Directors, NumFOCUS. The event will include…

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November 2018

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Eric Xing

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lecture features Dr. Eric Xing, Professor, Department of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University; Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientist, Petuum, Inc. The event will…

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February 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: TBD

February 14, 2019 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. The event will include a presentation, Question & Answer session, and post-event networking reception. All Columbia University students, faculty, postdocs, and administrators are welcome to register…

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March 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: TBD

March 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. The event will include a presentation, Question & Answer session, and post-event networking reception. All Columbia University students, faculty, postdocs, and administrators are welcome to register…

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April 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Gina Helfrich

April 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lectures features Dr. Gina Helfrich, Director of Communications and Program Manager for Diversity and Inclusion, NumFOCUS Title: Join or Die: The Future of Computational Innovation…

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May 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Fernando Perez

May 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lectures features Dr. Fernando Perez, Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of California at Berkeley Faculty Scientist, Department of Data Science and Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National…

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