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By the numbers - Spring 2013

Posted: Jun, 09, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

We live by data. Here's some of our own:

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Summer in the Collaboratory

Posted: May, 10, 2013

By: Susan Ayasse Gr...

We are looking forward to summer.

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Statistics / SocSci mixer

Posted: Apr, 05, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

What if Statistics and social science graduate students worked together on new research?

The Statistics grad students want to try it out. I went over to brainstorm with them about D-Lab. Now they've organized a "mixer." This is their first step toward building out collaborations.

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Hack the book!

Posted: Mar, 20, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

On the Same Page is pulling in every incoming Berkeley undergrad to read this book about the dawn of the computer age. Before they roll it out this summer, they're looking for creative ideas from graduate students (and others!) to engage every incoming student.

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D-Lab open house! Tu 3/5 pm

Posted: Mar, 04, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

D-Lab just added events on Tu 3/5:

  • We have a great speaker at noon.
  • It's time for an open house.
  • And two important foundations are visiting to learn about Berkeley's "data science" offerings.

Participate in an engaging discussion, see what D-Lab is all about, and meet other researchers and scholars.

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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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