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Inaugural DataFest reflects a growing interest

first_img Berkman Fellow aims for detailed picture of inequality Sifting data, seeking justice The proof of Harvard’s growing interest in data science became even clearer the third week of January when the inaugural session of the Harvard DataFest conference reached capacity (at 166), with several dozen students, researchers, and staff waitlisted.“We were able to create new course materials, and build awareness of existing Harvard resources, for developing skills in working with data,” said Mercè Crosas, chief data science and technology officer at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), who organized the workshop. Showcasing the depth and breadth of data science training at Harvard, the conference was a joint effort of the Data Science Services, Program Survey Research, and Center for Geographic Analysis groups at IQSS, the Research Computing groups at Harvard Medical School, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School, the Harvard Data Management Working Group, the Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core, the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL), the Harvard Libraries, and Digital Arts and Humanities at Harvard.Ista Zahn (front of room), IQSS data science specialist, walks participants through the basics of web scraping and cleaning up messy data. Photo by Dwayne LiburdOver the course of Jan. 17-18, 32 speakers explored themes such as data cleaning, data workflow management, and data visualization. Sessions ran the gamut from hands-on workshops in Python, R, and D3 to expert panel discussions.“We have an amazing data community with smart people working on data workflows, data curation, data visualization, and frontier-level algorithms, that is really spread out across Harvard, and smart students interested in all of this,” said Professor Dustin Tingley, faculty director at VPAL-Research. “DataFest is amazing because it’s bringing us all together to share and teach. I think only an appearance by Bruce Springsteen could make it better.”For those who missed DataFest, Crosas had this advice. “You don’t need to wait until the next DataFest to get started with R, Python, and other tools. At IQSS, we offer workshops year-round for all Harvard affiliates through Data Science Services and the Center for Geographic Analysis, partnering with HBS Research Computing Services. Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core and the Harvard Library [data visualization team and Wolbach Library] offer similar workshops.”More about DataFest and course materials can be found at DataFest2017 and IQSS.Kareem Carr is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and was the instructor of the DataFest workshop on Text Analysis in Python. Relatedlast_img read more

New enterprise Luckbox.com aims to bridge crypto & esports dynamics

first_img Cloudbet makes stablecoin foray with USDT addition May 28, 2020 Luckbox gears up for Toronto IPO May 21, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Cloudbet elevates UFC 250 offering with in-play markets June 5, 2020 Share Lars LienThe esports betting sector is set to gain a further new market entrant as Luckbox.com prepares to make its debut in 2018.The new esports betting platform is founded by former PokerStars employees Lars Lien (CEO) and Mike Stevens.Under development since 2016, Luckbox.com is a unique betting venture which to date has raised 483.5 Bitcoin (circa £5 million) from ‘strategic contributors’, with the company planning a further ICO for its 2018 enterprise.Introducing Luckbox.com, Lien details the ‘founders’ journey’ from online gaming to the burgeoning esports sector.“We both have a background in the gambling industry – we met when worked together at PokerStars in London but went our separate ways with other work after that. We got our heads together again in 2015 when Mike was in the early stages of planning to build an online casino”“I’m a big esports fan and it was clear that the massive growth in popularity was only just beginning. In 2015, global esports revenue was worth an estimated $325m and figure has doubled since then. I’d been thinking a lot about gambling in esports, which was then in its infancy, and its enormous potential. Mike and I were soon on the same page and it grew from there”.Seeking to gain quick traction as a new esports betting incumbent, Luckbox.com aims to be licensed in the Isle of Man, allowing for international expansion and access to mobile app stores.The start-up further plans to allow players to deposit with cryptocurrencies and in-game items, which they say will open up a number of markets currently restricted by payment blocks.“Generally speaking crypto has huge potential in the emerging marketplace and many businesses have already woken up to this. The development of smart contracts will be huge. Transactional costs will be lower, people will not need traditional bank accounts and there’s far less risk of corruption.” Lien addsLien backs a crypto approach, detailing that Luckbox’s ICO will offer a rare opportunity for contributors by developing a two-token structure allowing its investors to share in the long-term success of the businesslast_img read more