Computational and Data Literacy for Domain Scientists

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL21F (San Jose Convention Center)
Joshua Bloom, University of California, Berkeley, CA
I will describe data science efforts at Berkeley, with a particular focus on teaching and the new Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), funded by the Moore and Sloan Foundations. BIDS will be a space for the open and interdisciplinary work that is typical of the SciPy community. In addition, I will talk about our work in developing a bootcamp for scientists, based on an advocation for the notion of first teaching "Data Literacy" to domain scientists before teaching Big Data proficiency.