The Data Science Hub in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery collaborates closely with the Data Science Institute to provide data science training and implement data science into research practices across campus. The Data Science Hub executes a mission for community engagement and learning opportunities for campus researchers through a variety of services, including:
- consultations with Data Science Facilitators who can recommend learning pathways and project strategies, and liaise contacts with collaborators and data science experts
- community events and co-sponsored seminars that bring together researchers and other partners around relevant data science topics
- regular trainings (including Carpentries workshops) around fundamental data science and computational skills
Coding Meetup and Consultations
Discover campus data and computing resources. Discuss ways to enhance your research with data science. Collaborate with data scientists and other researchers on campus. For appointments outside of Coding Meetup, please email facilitator [at] datascience.wisc.edu.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30–4:30 p.m. CT.
Come to Coding Meetup to ask questions about tools you learn about, how to apply coding tools to your work, troubleshoot coding bugs, or anything else related to your data or code. We also welcome additional helpers at Coding Meetup, if you’d like to help answer questions that come up. To join Coding Meetup, set up an account in the the Data Science Hub Slack Workspace. If you already have an account you can sign in at data-science-hubgroup.slack.com. Once you have set up an account, browse the channels for #coding-meetup and type your message into that channel during the designated time.
The Data Science Hub hosts trainings and workshops to help researchers learn the skills they need to reproducibly write software and analyze data. For more information about these workshops and others offered elsewhere on campus, see the Workshops Page.
We can also create custom trainings for your lab group or class.
The Data Science Hub hosts an annual Data Science Research Bazaar, an informal conference where researchers and data scientists from various disciplines and industries have opportunities to share their work, collaborate, and discuss their data science interests. View the websites for our previous (2020, 2021) Data Science Research Bazaars at this link.
The Data Science Research Bazaar is modeled off of the internationally occurring Research Bazaar, a worldwide festival that promotes the digital literacy emerging at the center of modern research.
The Data Science Hub publishes a fortnightly newsletter with updates on data and computing news and events for the UW-Madison community. The newsletter includes any upcoming workshops, seminars, student and professional opportunities, and much more! To register and view the newsletter archive, see the Newsletter Page.