On Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, high school teachers from 2016 Pittsburgh Data Jam participating high schools, attended a teacher's workshop at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.
In this video, Carnegie Mellon University Professor, and Pittsburgh Data Jam Advisory Committee Member, Raja Sooriamurthi, discusses how to go about selecting a project for the 2016 Pittsburgh Data Jam.
"The fourth paradigm of science is data-driven science..."
— Prof. Raja Sooriamurthi
Information Systems Program, Carnegie Mellon University
The purpose of the workshop is to provide on-hands training for the high school teachers in regards to team preparation for the 2016 Pittsburgh Data Jam, a one of it's kind data analytics competition involving 16 Pittsburgh area high schools. Presentations at the work shop covered how to select a project, the elements of a good project proposal, the basics of data analysis, tools for visualizing data, and more.