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Hack weeks as a model for data science education and collaboration

Daniela Huppenkothen, Anthony Arendt, David W. Hogg, Karthik Ram, Jacob T. VanderPlas, Ariel Rokem
2018 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
In recent years, hack weeks have emerged as an effective tool for fostering these exchanges by providing training in modern data analysis workflows.  ...  We motivate the need for such an event and present in detail its strengths and challenges. We find that hack weeks are successful at cultivating collaboration and the exchange of knowledge.  ...  The authors thank the participants in the hack weeks that we have organized for their myriad contributions to this work.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1717196115 pmid:30127025 fatcat:n24wwcdlejdofpibjmrzjmdcti

Special Meeting Section: 235th ECS Meeting, Dallas, May 26-30, 2019

2019 The Electrochemical Society Interface  
C ome join us at this international conference as scientists, engineers, and researchers from academia, industry, and government laboratories come together to share results and discuss issues on related  ...  The unique blend of electrochemical and solid state science and technology at an ECS meeting provides you with an opportunity to absorb and exchange information on the latest scientific developments across  ...  In May 2019, the program will return to an entire week as the next stage in ECS supporting a growing electrochemical data science and open source community.  ... 
doi:10.1149/2.006191if fatcat:unlr6ika3nc5nghvoihrtdlhsi

The 2nd Workshop on Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events [article]

Ei Pa Pa Pe-Than, Alexander Nolte
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Variously known as data dives, codefests, hack-days, sprints, edit-a-thons, mapathons, and so on, such events vary depending on different audiences and with divergent aims: for example, whether teams know  ...  Taken together, hackathons offer new opportunities and challenges for collaboration by affording explicit, predictable, time-bounded spaces for collaborative work and engaging with new audiences.  ...  This work was supported in part by Washington Research Foundation Fund for Innovation in Data-Intensive Discovery and by the Moore/Sloan Data Science Environments Project at the University of Washington  ... 
arXiv:1901.02710v1 fatcat:mhc5thamyjg7lj6ntusunaakzi

ECS in the Era of Data Science

Daniel T. Schwartz, Matthew D. Murbach, David A. C. Beck
2019 The Electrochemical Society Interface  
S ince founding the first Data Science Hack Day at the 232nd ECS Meeting, we've heard two main questions: What is data science, and why is it relevant to ECS?  ...  significant human judgment and deep disciplinary knowledge." 1 Alternatively, a leading group of data science early adopters from chemical engineering defined it more pragmatically as the application  ...  Acknowledgments Support for data science events at the 232nd, 233rd, and 234th ECS Meetings has been provided by the U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1149/2.f03191if fatcat:n3toajlrjfaxngdqjoz7yt4f64

Accelerating open science: The collaborative replications and education project (CREP)

Gerit Pfuhl, Jon Grahe
2018 Septentrio Conference Series  
There has been a slower acceptance and transition to other open science principles such as open data, open materials, and preregistration.  ...  To accelerate the transition and make open science the new standard, the collaborative replications and education project (CREP; was launched in 2013, hosted on the Open Science  ...  contact Executive Reviewer 2 weeks before data collection begins. Include all info on OSF page except for IRB approval.  ... 
doi:10.7557/5.4528 fatcat:dg73imvtpjewnhnqjgshcywypu

The role of the university library in creating inclusive healthcare hackathons: A case study with design-thinking processes

Bethany McGowan
2019 IFLA Journal  
It will present a case study showcasing how an academic health sciences librarian utilized a design-thinking process to create a health data literacy instruction service that encourages diverse participation  ...  This paper will explore the role of design thinking in teaching and learning via the use of the Blended Librarians Adapted Addie Model (BLAAM), and will illustrate how well-designed learning approaches  ...  The research for this project was funded, in part, by U.S. National Institutes of Health Big Data to Knowledge Hackathon Award 16088558.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0340035219854214 fatcat:p25isuiyprcnhg3zcmhnckwwhm

Institutionalizing healthcare hackathons to promote diversity in collaboration in medicine

Jason K Wang, Shivaal K Roy, Michele Barry, Robert T Chang, Ami S Bhatt
2018 BMC Medical Education  
, and educational value.  ...  However, a limited number of academic institutions have established cross-disciplinary opportunities for students and young professionals within these domains to work collaboratively towards diverse healthcare  ...  Biomedical Data Science initiative, Stanford Healthcare's Clinical and Business Analytics division, Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, Treehacks (Stanford's intercollegiate hackathon  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12909-018-1385-x pmid:30458759 pmcid:PMC6245929 fatcat:fuqopich25cgtjphpo3ydvcfcm

Open Science in Kenya: Where Are We?

Kennedy W. Mwangi, Nyabuti Mainye, Daniel O. Ouso, Kevin Esoh, Angela W. Muraya, Charles K. Mwangi, Careen Naitore, Pauline Karega, Gilbert Kibet-Rono, Sebastian Musundi, Jennifer Mutisya, Elizabeth Mwangi (+4 others)
2021 Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics  
A sensitize-train-hack-collaborate model was applied in Nairobi, the economic and administrative capital of Kenya.  ...  Therefore, to work openly and collaboratively, there is a need for awareness and training in the use of open science tools.  ...  open science such as open sharing of data and collaboration among researchers.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frma.2021.669675 pmid:34056516 pmcid:PMC8155710 fatcat:y6yk5tjn3nernoaiwfg7mjpiju

Virtual hackathon to tackle COVID-19 unmet needs

William S Bolton, Shu Ng, Angela Lam, James Kinch, Victor Parchment, William P Foster, Manuela R Zimmermann, Jye Quan Teh, Abigail Simpson, Karisma Sharma, Ryan Kerstein, Joshua Burke (+3 others)
2020 BMJ Innovations  
Experts from healthcare, engineering and computer science were on standby to call in and advise teams throughout the hack. Participants were recruited 1 week prior to the hackathon start date.  ...  computer sciences, and the model has since been adapted and used in healthcare settings. 2 In healthcare hackathons, clinicians collaborate with computer scientists, engineers, physicists, biochemical  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjinnov-2020-000456 fatcat:cjgwkdc5g5edxllho7swwtanwm

4183 Micro-consults: An effective tool for meeting statistical support needs in an academic medical research center

Sandra Taylor, Susan L. Stewart
2020 Journal of Clinical and Translational Science  
OBJECTIVES/GOALS: Access to biostatistics expertise is essential for a successful clinical and translational research program.  ...  Most consults related to data analysis and interpretation (57%) followed by sample size calculations/study design (29%) and response to reviewers (4%), with general statistical advice as the remainder.  ...  Variables were screened for inclusion in the model based on clinical relevance, availability in the EHR as structured data, and likelihood of timely documentation during routine clinical care, in the hopes  ... 
doi:10.1017/cts.2020.181 fatcat:7l37aqomqjagdggnivbb2pzmsy

Accelerating Applications for Planned NASA Satellite Missions: A New Paradigm of Virtual Hackathons during a Pandemic and in the Post-Pandemic Era

Faisal Hossain, Nicholas Elmer, Margaret Srinivasan, Alice Andral
2020 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
for the EA project tools, data, and models.  ...  for the live hackathon session; 2) pre-hackathon orientation of each EA to hackathon objectives and logistics; 3) volunteer helpers who serve as hackers to help hack the coding/data or model hurdles faced  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-d-20-0167.1 fatcat:aug4w23fhza23ilk7id5bugepa

Competency Assessment in Problem-Based Learning Projects of Information Technologies Students

2018 Informatics in Education. An International Journal  
Curriculum design in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) undergoes a rapid change as technological achievements do influence education.  ...  The article presents a novel PBL model design with activities and evaluation schema.  ...  Her research interests focus on spatial data modelling, locationbased services, cybersecurity training, and education in computer science.  ... 
doi:10.15388/infedu.2018.02 fatcat:xprqvpgrrfe55krhv2u7kwzsjm

Grassroots Training for Reproducible Science: A Consortium-Based Approach to the Empirical Dissertation

Katherine S. Button, Christopher D. Chambers, Natalia Lawrence, Marcus R. Munafò
2019 Psychology Learning & Teaching  
Here we argue that education in reproducible science should start at the grassroots. We present our model of consortium-based student projects to train undergraduates in reproducible team science.  ...  Widespread improvement requires a cultural shift in both thinking and practice, and better education will be instrumental to achieve this.  ...  For example, The Collaborative Replications and Education Project (CREP; is a large-scale replication project that students can participate in.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1475725719857659 fatcat:xavqo6klxbaj5jis7dqg4vwzji

Teaching the Foundations of Data Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach [article]

Daniel Asamoah and Derek Doran and Shu Schiller
2015 arXiv   pre-print
The astronomical growth of data has necessitated the need for educating well-qualified data scientists to derive deep insights from large and complex data sets generated by organizations.  ...  Students' learning outcomes and post course survey responses suggested that the course delivered a broad overview of data science as desired, and that students worked synergistically with those of different  ...  Part 1 -Data Hacking Introduction to R: Introduces R as a tool to run statistical analysis and as a full-fledged scripting language for developing complex data analysis workflows.  ... 
arXiv:1512.04456v1 fatcat:dzihweqhv5f7fdkv4uq6l42w2q

Treatment decision-making and its relation to the sense of coherence and the meaning of the disease in a group of patients with colorectal cancer

E. Ramfelt, A. Langius, H. Bjorvell, G. Nordstrom
2000 European Journal of Cancer Care  
Instruments Sociodemographic and medical data The sociodemographic data (sex, age, formal education, and living status) were collected by a questionnaire prepared for this study.  ...  It has also been found that patients with a higher educational level want to be more active, as compared with those with less education (Hack et al. 1994; Beaver et al. 1996; Degner et al. 1997a; Rothenba  ... 
doi:10.1046/j.1365-2354.2000.00217.x pmid:11881725 fatcat:y56vhukrdrg7hfqadjp64u5mbq
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