The first ever A2 DataDive, hosted 10-12 February 2012, was a big success! Over 60 people from all around southeast Michigan donated their time and skills to collaborate and learn from each other, all towards a good cause. Click through the rest of these pages to learn more about it.
Workshops You can still learn about data analysis tools from our Youtube videos on R and VisIt.
A2 DataDive Summary Poster
Science Meets Service
We're hosting the first ever DataDive at the University of Michigan THIS WEEKEND, February 10 - 12, 2012! And we want you to come! A weekend full of data analysis, visualization, and workshops all to help non-profits in the Ann Arbor - Detroit area.
Inspired by the organization Data Without Borders, the School of Information and Open.Michigan are teaming up to bring together data scientists with non-profits in need of help. Over the course of one weekend, data geeks will clean, parse, mine, analyze, map, and visualize large data sets, volunteering their skills to non-profits that otherwise would be unable to use their information in any meaningful way. There's no rules, there's no set schedule. Think of a hack-a-thon or design jam, but for data!
Check out the rest of our site for more information on what we're doing, and how you can get involved!
Registration for this event is closed (it was in Feb 2012) but stay tuned for A2 Datadive 2013! also, check us out on Facebook
What: A2 DataDive When: February 10 - 12, 2011 Where: Space 2345, North Quad 105 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 734 998 7739
Friday 10 February - Intros, Mixing, and Mingling 5pm registration and welcome 5:30pm presentations from the organizations 6pm snacks and socializing
Sunday 12 February - Wrap-up and Presentations 9am breakfast in Space 2435 11am keynote speaker Dave Burke in Space 2435 12pm lunch in Space 2435 1:30pm sharing of results
Wi-fi Don't worry about internet access. You can sign in to the Wifi using the University's MGuest login. More information about how to sign in can be found from our ITS website.
Software We cannot provide you with software, so please come with your own data analysis, imaging, or otherwise awesome tools for the DataDive. All the software that will be featured in the workshops is open source.
Building Entry Space 2435 is accessible right off of State Street. After-hours building access is only possible with an MCard, but we'll have volunteers available to help you get in and out as you need.
Parking Visitor parking is available on surface streets (metered) and in municipal lots and structures within a few blocks of North Quad. You can also download the Central Campus Parking Map. Liberty Street Parking Structure is $2/day after 4pm on Fridays, all day on Saturdays and free on Sundays. Check out a map here.
Cell Phone Coverage A lot of cell phones don't get coverage in the basement of North Quad, where our workrooms are stationed. Just be aware of that.