Graduate Center Launches Social Media Summit; Hosts “Hackathon” Data Mining Training

Media contact:  Tanya Domi, tdomi@gc.cuny.edu, 212-817-7283

Graduate Center Launches Social Media Summit; Hosts “Hackathon” Data Mining Training
 
WHAT:Reimagining Scholarly Communication for the 21st Century,” including an #OccupyData Hackathon working with data mining and data visualization 
 
WHY: To work with a variety of New York City–centric data sets on Hurricane Sandy by preparing, analyzing, and visualizing data. The “Data Everywhere” workshop will explore ways to open data, including how to use redundant data models that use Virtual Private Servers and open source software.
 
WHO: Jessie Daniels, Mellon Fellow 2012-2013, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Suzanne Tamang, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY
 
WHEN: Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, practical exercise and training (Data visualizations from previous Hackathons on display in the James Gallery)
 
WHERE: The Graduate Center James Gallery 
365 Fifth Avenue and 34th Street, Manhattan
 
SPONSOR: The Graduate Center, CUNY, and JustPublics@365
 
Media: Media must rsvp to Tanya Domi, Director of Media Relations at tdomi@gc.cuny.edu, 212-817-7283.                        

Submitted on: FEB 27, 2013

Category: Press Room