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Data Matters™ Short Course Series Returns to Hunt Library in August

Registration now open at datamatters.org 

We live in a data-driven world, and as researchers, business professionals, and government policymakers struggle to stay on top of the latest data science trends and practices, the Data Matters™ Short Course Series returns to offer a week full of education and training.

Now in its fifth year, Data Matters 2018 takes place August 13 – 17 at the James B. Hunt Library on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. The short course series is sponsored by the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS),  the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC Chapel Hill,  North Carolina State University, and RENCI. UNC’s Davis Library is providing additional support for the series this year.

Data Matters offers two-day courses on Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Friday, and one-day courses on Wednesday. Topics to be covered this year include beginning, intermediate, and advanced uses of the R software environment, information visualization, data mining, machine learning, introduction to Python, text analysis in R, and network analysis. Instructors are all experts in their fields from NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro, Duke University, and Cisco.

Data Matters offers reduced pricing for faculty, students, and staff from academic institutions and for professionals with nonprofit organizations.  Head to the Data Matters website to register and to see detailed course descriptions, course schedules, instructor bios, and logistical information.