Now in its sixth year, Big Data Camp trains U of M faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in tools for analyzing our web-mediated world. In one week you can go from not knowing what a command line is to parsing massive JSON files drawn from the Twitter API. (And yes by the end of camp you will know what that means!). Big Data Camp is free for members of the U of M community. No prior experience in coding required!
Big Data Camp is possible thanks to the generous funding and resource support of the following sponsors.
LSA Computational Social Science Initiative at the Center for Complex Systems
ARC -Technology Services
The Doctoral Studies Office at Michigan Ross
Topics covered include the following:
Become a high skilled snake wrangler, and know your tuples from your lists.
Build a new relationship with this fundamental relational database language.
Learn how to download data from websites like Twitter using an API. Also, learn what API means!
Use Beautiful Soup to extract large datasets from the interwebs.
Using packages like NLTK and gensim, you will extract sentiment and signal from the noise.
Pandas, Statsmodel, and Matplotlib will have you slicing and dicing data with speed.