Blogs

Norcon - Hacker Conference April 13th

Chico’s one and only hacker con. By hackers, for hackers. The Norcon Security Conference is a one-day event created by and intended for the community. This is the place where security professionals, hobbyists, and anyone interested in security can come to hang out. Norcon features lectures and interactive training aimed at varying skill levels. Everyone at Norcon is encouraged to participate and learn. We embrace those from diverse backgrounds, ages, and skill levels.

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DSI Seminar 3/29: An Introduction to SAP Predictive Analytics Workshop

Logistics / Setup Presenter: Dr. Arash Negahban, Assistant Professor of Business Information Systems Date: Thursday March 29th, 2019 Time: 1-3:00 pm Location: Glenn 304 NOTE DIFFERENT ROOM RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/BnjV0y5zoz09tUU83 Description SAP Predictive Analytics is the visualization tool for SAP, the world’s largest business software company founded in 1972 and headquartered in Germany. SAP University Competence Center (UCC) under BIS department in College of Business is one of only six UCCs in the world that provides hosting services and technical support to universities that participate in SAP University Alliance, a global program that has more than 3,200 educational institutions in over 111 countries.

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DSI Seminar 3/28: InfoVis: Communicating Data Visually

Logistics / Setup Presenter: Kevin Buffardi, Associate Professor of Computer Science Date: Thursday March 28th, 2019 Time: 2-2:50 pm Location: Tehama 116 RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/BnjV0y5zoz09tUU83 Description Information is plentiful, but making sense of it is not always so easy. Graphical representation of data can help us discover new insights and communicate hidden meaning in complex data. In this talk, Dr. Kevin Buffardi (computer science) will introduce principles and challenges in visualizing information for better human understanding.

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DSI Seminar 3/5: Strategies to manage Big Data

Logistics / Setup Presenter: Edward Roualdes, Associate Professor of Statistics Date: Tuesday March 5th, 2019 Time: 2-2:50 pm Location: Tehama 116 RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/BnjV0y5zoz09tUU83 Description This talk is about managing big data in a short amount of time, since there are certainly better solutions to managing big data with more time and/or money available. We’ll briefly cover the constraints of the problem, limited memory and computing power. These constraints will be explored from within R, but the same ideas carry over to any programming language.

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Women in Data Science technical conference! Mon Mar 4th, Sylvesters 100

One day technical conference The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This annual one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a broad set of domains, All genders are invited to participate in the conference, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work.

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ASA DataFest 2019 @ Chico State - April 5-7

We’re doing it again! Last year the ASA DataFest at Chico State featured 12 undergraduate students in 3 teams of 4 people, a ton of food and a lot of fun. This year we’re expanding this event, registration is open to ALL undergraduates in the North State! As of 2-17-19 we we already have 22 students (about 5 teams) already registered! More students means more funding is needed to keep everyone fed, caffinated and to provide excellent prizes to the winners.

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