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CCS Data Scholars Summer Data Immersion program funded by The Children’s Trust

We are beyond excited to announce that the CCS Data Scholars Summer Data Immersion program has been funded by The Children’s Trust and is launching in July, 2017. The proposal was led by our partners at Educate Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide a path to independence for at-risk, homeless, and foster youth, through education, mentoring, and life-skills programming. CCS will be hosting 20-25 data...

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Real-estate-tech-startup Gridics partners with City of Miami to ease zoning process

Gridics—a Miami-based real estate tech startup—announced a partnership with the City of Miami that will use its Zonar.City software application across planning, zoning, and development functions. At its core, the proprietary software integrates all the regulations and variables of a zoning code with property records and parcels to allow users to create potential development scenarios on a 3-D map. It is designed to integrate with any...

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What Happens When Google Turns Artists Loose On Its Search Data

by Meg Miller | CO.DESIGN Data journalists work at the crossroads of reportage and visual creativity. They tell stories by shaping information like journalists do, but they communicate through visceral and compelling visuals. The same can be said of data artists, who emphasize the illustrative qualities of visualization over facts and numbers—but communicate stories in much the same way. As the data journalist Alberto Cairo, who...

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Presenting the 2016-17 CCS Fellows’ Interdisciplinary Research Projects

  Michael Durante   Uveal melanoma (UM) is a highly aggressive eye cancer that leads to metastatic death in up to half of patients. Despite great progress in the diagnosis and treatment of UM over recent decades, there has been no corresponding improvement in survival. Michael's project “Epigenomic Profiling of Uveal Melanoma” focuses on using next-generation sequencing techniques to understand epigenetic regulation of UM...

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Get free help with your project from the CCS Student Mentors

-Need help with your script? -Are you getting error messages that don’t make sense? -Do you have data and don’t know where to start? CCS Student Mentors can help! Although we understand that (especially when you are just getting started) the documentation alone may not be written in an accessible way, we encourage you to come to the CCS Students Mentors with a specific question, error message, or problem you are trying to solve. We...

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Register Now for the 9/14-16/17 Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium

  Digital Humanists and Data Journalists face common challenges, opportunities, and goals, such as how to communicate effectively with the public. They use similar software tools, programming languages, and techniques, and they can learn from each other. Join us for lectures and tutorials about shared data types, visualization methods, and data communication—including text visualization, network diagrams, maps, databases, and...

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