Big Data Summer Camp

Monday, 5/14/2018 to 5/18/2018.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: R0210 Ross School of Business 701 Tappan Street, Central Campus

Social and organizational life are increasingly conducted online through electronic media, from emails to Twitter feed to dating sites to GPS phone tracking. The traces these activities leave behind have acquired the (misleading) title of "big data." Within a few years, a standard part of graduate training in the social sciences will include a hefty dose of "using of big data," and we will all be utilizing terms like API and Python as we conduct our cyber-ethnographies of Mturk laborers.

This year ICOS, MIDAS, and ARC are again offering a one-week "big data summer camp" for doctoral students interested in organizational research, with a combination of detailed examples from researchers; hands-on instruction in Python, SQL, and APIs; and group work to apply these ideas to organizational questions. Enrollment is free, but students must commit to attending all day for each day of camp, and be willing to work in interdisciplinary groups.

The dates of the camp are all day May 14th-18th.

Jerry Davis (ICOS co-director, on behalf of the organizing committee: Cliff Lampe, Brian Noble, and Jason Owen-Smith)

Sponsored by MIDAS ( and ICOS (


Given the very substantial demand, we are currently limiting enrollment for Big Data Camp and the wait list to *current* U of M students (including those graduating this May), faculty and staff. We apologize to alumni and other external parties that have expressed interest in Big Data Camp.

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