Boston Data Festival: Innovations in Applied Data Science

How can data make your life better? This was one of the central questions explored at the third annual Boston Data Festival. How can data make your life better? This was one of the central questions explored at the third annual Boston Data Festival  (September 18-23, 2015).  It was inspiring to meet so many people and companies sharing ideas about how to work together on data to solve today’s challenges. Through two days of events focusing on Big Data and Data Science innovation, I learned about a wide assortment of the relatively new ways that data science is helping businesses, researchers, and city governments solve problems efficiently and effectively. Below I discuss two themes that emerged during several of the sessions. Data Science is for Making the Complex Comprehensible Kelly…


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