Conference / Symposium

DataFest: Analyzing campaign finance data

Sponsored by John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Hasso Plattner Institute of Design MapLight Brown Institute for Media Innovation Institute for the Future


Saturday, May 19, 2012
10:00 am –
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Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, Lower Level 475 Via Ortega, Stanford campus
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Scientists, engineers and journalists are invited to a numbers crunch-a-thon. There will be food and prizes. Bring your laptop and your enthusiasm. From 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, through 7.m. Sunday, May 20.

The event is organized by "Computational Reporting," a project of  2012 Knight Journalism Fellow Teresa Bouza, a reporter for Agencia Efe, the world's leading Spanish-language news agency. Her partners are Stanford PhD candidates Leonic Pekelis, Statistics, and Sudheendra Hangal, Computer Science. They are developing a handbook on data mining and tools to better navigate large text documents.

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The event is free, but spaced is limited and registration is required.

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