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From the Supporting Data Science workshop

Posted: Feb, 23, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

Upwards of 60 [correction: 70] attendees at this morning's Supporting Data Science workshop, organized by VC Research. Pretty amazing for something organized in 3 days and held at 8 a.m. on a Saturday. More amazing: it actually worked. The program is here.

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Supporting Data Science workshop - Sat 2/23

Posted: Feb, 21, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

There'll be a workshop this Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:00 (eek) - 11:00 am on how Berkeley can create new institutional ecologies for "data science." This is a fast attempt to develop on-the-ground knowledge of what works, doesn't work, and could work for "data science" here. It's to support a proposal to two foundations that Berkeley hopes to put in the very short term.

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We have lift-off.

Posted: Feb, 15, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

We talk about launching D-Lab. That's how it feels -- lifting a massive payload into orbit. There have been months of planning and training, and now the boosters are firing. Even a historian of Cold War science and technology can't be ironic about how incredible it is to see the thing slowly lift off the ground.

Our doors open on Tuesday, February 19. We haven't planned any opening festivities. We've put all our effort into getting ready to launch. We'll have a formal celebration later, to mark our opening and to thank everyone whose work was necessary to get us to this point.

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Special Seminar with Dan Cohen on DH and Social Science Computing

Posted: Jan, 29, 2013

By: Christopher Church

Today was the first meeting of Dan Cohen's seminar on The Digital Humanities and Social Science Computing. Over the next three weeks, Professor Cohen will lead a group of twenty scholars, researchers, librarians, and graduate students from all over campus, addressing both the theoretical implications and practical applications of digital research methods, data analysis, and scholarship.

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Construction Update January 10 2013

Posted: Jan, 10, 2013

By: Hector Fernando...

By Hector Fernando Burga

Exciting colors and a new carpet arrive to D-Lab. Meanwhile the office are gets ready to be
transformed. Check out the latest construction photos above!

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Construction Update January 2nd 2013

Posted: Jan, 02, 2013

By: Hector Fernando...

By Hector Fernando Burga

Happy New Year from D-Lab! The latest construction photos show that some color has been put on the walls. Blue and green start to define the “collaboratium" space as well as the class room where most of the classes will take place. The ceiling has also been dropped and doors have been added. We are getting close to the the placement of the millwork. Stay tuned for new developments!

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Construction Progress December 19 2012

Posted: Dec, 19, 2012

By: Hector Fernando...

By Hector Fernando Burga

The walls are starting to get pained and the ceiling is being dropped. Construction continues in D-Lab’s premises as christmas approaches. Check out the images on the photo album above!

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Construction Update December 3rd 2012

Posted: Dec, 03, 2012

By: Hector Fernando...

By Hector Fernando Burga

The partitions are going up! Check out the photo album above to see how D-Lab is fast becoming a reality.

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The Construction Continues!

Posted: Nov, 27, 2012

By: Hector Fernando...

By Hector Fernando Burga Staff, students and faculty at the third floor at Barrows have been witnessing much activity on the North side of the building. Construction workers have been diligently taking apart wall partitions and placing new metal channels to provide the skeleton for what will soon be D-lab’s Collaboratorium space. The schedule is being fulfilled and slowly the space is being transformed through the efforts of a team which includes architects, D-Lab staff, and students.

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Free, Open, Online Learning

Posted: Nov, 27, 2012

By: Hector Fernando...

By Leo Bialis-White Classes and formal learning used to be confined to brick and mortar institutions. In the past decade, many courses have moved online, yet courses were still controlled by admissions boards and the ability to pay tuition. However, that too is changing. Increasingly, there are multiple outlets for free, online learning. That is, there are now online courses that are taught by professors at top universities and are open to anyone with internet access! The most prominent providers are Coursera, Udacity, OpenCulture, and EdX.

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