Call for Applications: Participate Online to Become a Carpentries Instructor

Together with The Carpentries, the West Big Data Innovation Hub is excited to host a hands-on training workshop for community members to become certified Carpentries instructors. This opportunity is open to residents of the West Region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). Recipients of the training will be expected to …

COVID-19 Data Challenge Sponsored by West Big Data Innovation Hub & Border Solutions Alliance

While researchers race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, communities along the U.S.-Mexico border have been hard hit by the pandemic. The West Big Data Innovation Hub recently collaborated with the Border Solutions Alliance to conduct a COVID-19 Data Challenge. Three dozen faculty members and community partners supported the effort, holding office hours, giving lightning talks, and judging the pitch competition. …

West Big Data Innovation Hub Spoke Project Spotlight: Promoting Big Data Among the Underserved

–Cal State LA and City of Los Angeles Collaborate on Summer Scholar Programs– This summer, the City of Los Angeles Data Team worked with Community Partners and California State University Los Angeles (Cal State LA) College of Natural and Social Sciences to continue their efforts to promote big data literacy among local college students and underserved communities. The community-driven activities …