2019 PITTSBURGH DATA JAM
THE DATA JAM EXPERIENCE
The Pittsburgh Data Jam introduces Pittsburgh High School students to big data and data analytics. It raises the students’ awareness of:
The impact that big data will have on their lives as individuals
The new career options that are being created by the advent of big data in nearly every industry imaginable
The Pittsburgh Data Jam provides hands-on learning of data analytics. In doing so, students will engage in the following experiences:
Participation in data analysis competition
Data analysis exercises
Data visualization tools
Field visits to companies and nonprofits to learn how professionals in all fields are using big data
Workshops with data scientists
Final poster and 10 minute presentation of a final project
Data Jam Activities
The Pittsburgh Data Jam includes the following hands-on activities:
Teacher workshop about the Data Jam competition and analysis projects
Student workshop to learn data analysis tools and techniques
Written exercises to develop and share understanding of big data concepts
Field trips to Pittsburgh Area corporations and Nonprofits demonstrating Big Data in Use
Working with data sets with mentoring on software and projects provided by University of Pittsburgh honors students
Finale presentation with awards ceremony
RSVP - 2019 DATA JAM FINALE
We invite you to attend this event to support your child and their school’s and our investment in preparing them for their bright, new futures.
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will attend to support and review the work done by the team and awards to the top teams will be presented.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by March 27, 2019.
Participating High Schools
The following greater Pittsburgh area High Schools are participating in the 2018 Pittsburgh Data Jam. Click a logo to learn more about that particular school. The schools are presented in no particular order.
Thank you to all the following sponsors for their support in Data Jams and hosting the field trips for students. Click a logo to learn more about that sponsor. The sponsors are presented in no particular order.