UVA Data Community Comes Together for ‘Datapalooza’

“Datapalooza,” a daylong presentation of data-driven research and initiatives and networking opportunities at the University of Virginia, drew more than 300 attendees Friday to Newcomb Hall and the new space of the Data Science Institute at the Dell 1 Data Science Building. The event featured speakers, panels, presentations – including a Data Visualization as Art exhibit – and a resource fair. Aneesh Chopra, co-founder and executive vice president of Hunch Analytics and the former and first U.S. chief technology officer, presented the morning keynote address. As President Obama’s technology adviser, from 2009 to 2012, Chopra designed the National Wireless Initiative, helped launch Startup America and executed an “open innovation” strategy across the government, built on private sector collaboration. The author of the book, “Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform…


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