Archived Event Listings

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OCTOBER 31 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Accelerating Research in the Cloud with AWS & the South Hub
RENCI, Chapel Hill, NC

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the South Hub, and RENCI are hosting an Amazon Web Services workshop that will introduce advanced topics in AWS and take participants through a deep-dive into AWS core services.​

Participants an select one or both of the following training options:

  1. AWS for Research Training: Learn about AWS at an all-day classroom training with demonstrations and a hands-on lab.
  2. Explore Your Project on AWS: Bring your project or use case for a 45-minute one-on-one session with an AWS architect.

Visit the registration website to learn more.


OCTOBER 24-28, 2018
Crowdsourcing Week Global Conference
Washington, D.C.

CSW Global Conference 2018 will bring together over 75 of the world’s leading initiators and innovators as speakers on how crowdsourcing is decentralizing innovation, business, individuals, and governments. Join the conversation in Washington, D.C.

October 24-28, 2018. South Hub members should use code SBDHubCSW2018 to save on their registration. Visit their website for more information.

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OCTOBER 19, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Data Science Summit: Smart Cities of the Future
Orlando, FL

The University of Central Florida, in collaboration with the South Big Data Hub and Southern Data Science Conference, will host the first annual Data Science Summit at the UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center. Panels will focus on smart cities, transportation, financial technology, recruiting data scientists, and more. Register here.

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OCTOBER 17-18, 2018
Southern Data Science Conference
Orlando, FL

Speakers from IBM Watson, LinkedIn, Allen Institute of AI, City of Orlando, and more will speak about their recent innovations and views on the future of technology at the SDSC in Orlando this

October. Presentations include AI, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Sustainability, Analytics, and How To Drive A Car With Machine Learning, among others. Workshops include Deep Learning, Tableau, and Apache Spark on

October 17. Visit their website to register.

Note: Executives are invited to a CxO round table on

October 18. If you are an executive, please email to get your free pass.


OCTOBER 15-16, 2018
MetroLab Network Annual Summit
Newark, NJ

The MetroLab Network is a national network of 40 city-university partnerships focused on urban innovation. Their annual summit will bring together leaders from local government, universities, industry, and non-profit and is an opportunity to share, discuss, and present on the impact of data, analytics, and technology on local government. Discounted registration is available for attendees from local governments and non-profits (including universities). Learn more at their website.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
StatFest 2018
Amherst, Massachusetts

StatFest 2018 is a one-day conference aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups (African American, Hispanic, Native American) to consider careers and graduate studies in the statistical and data sciences. Visit their website for more information.

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SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2018 | University of Virgin Islands
SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2018 | Texas A&M – Kingsville
South Hub DataUp Workshop

DataUp is a program to increase the capacity for data science education at primarily-teaching, minority-serving and –led liberal arts institutions and community colleges. In conjunction with the Data and Software Carpentry programs, the University of Virgin Islands (UVI) and Texas A&M – Kingsville (TAM-K) will participate in 2-day data science related workshops hosted on their respective campuses.

UVI’s workshop will focus on shell, git, and Python, whereas TAM-K’s workshop will focus on Ecology with R. If you are a member of either of these campuses and would like to register for the event, please contact Kendra Strickland.

SEPTEMBER 16-19, 2018
4th International IEEE Smart Cities Conference
Kansas City, MO

ISC2-2018 will bring together researchers and practitioners in a collaborative smart cities discussion, including scholars, citizens, policymakers, administrators, infrastructure operators, industry representatives, economists, sociologists, and academicians. Technical exchanges within the research community will encompass panels, plenary talks, technical sessions, tutorials, workshops and exhibitions. Visit their website for more information.

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Creating an open infrastructure for global microbial sequence discovery
Virtual | RENCI, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. C. Titus Brown of UC Davis will discuss building a sustainable, decentralized infrastructure for searching microbial genome resources using the open source ‘sourmash’ project, as well as the roles of Data Commonses in evolving these open resources.

Register to attend in person or online

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All Hub Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group
Virtual | RENCI, Chapel Hill, NC

Patrick McGarry, | Bringing People and Data Together

WebCast Connectivity:
JOIN THE MEETING | Join by phone: 1-669-900-6833 | Meeting ID: 464 161 845

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South Hub Security, Networks, and Social Computing Working Group


Sara-Jayne Terp, AppNexus | Social Engineering at Scale

WebCast Connectivity:
JOIN THE MEETING | Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656 | Meeting ID: 556 168 986


hubcalendariconAUGUST 17-18
DataUp Workshop University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

DataUp is a program to increase the capacity for data science education at primarily-teaching, minority-serving and -led liberal arts institutions and community colleges. This fall, in conjunction with the Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry programs, DataUp program participants will receive a 2-day data science related workshop hosted on their campus.

To discover if you are a member of an institution hosting a DataUp program, please contact Kendra Strickland at or visit the DataUp webpage.

hubcalendariconAUGUST 13-17, 2018
Data Matters Short Course Series
Raleigh, NC
Data Matters gives students, faculty, and business professionals the chance to learn from expert instructors about a range of topics in data science, analytics, visualization, machine learning, and more. Registration is now open.

Visit the Data Matters website for more information.

hubcalendariconJULY 19, 2018Noon – 1:15 p.m. ET
Data Science Roundtable: Data > Patterns > Insights > Action
San Jose’s Office of Civic Innovation and Digital Strategy is a two-year old startup charged with transforming the delivery of city services and making the city as innovative as the community they serve. Speakers will share stories that cover the highs and lows of the use of data to improve service delivery, including transforming their hiring process, redesigning their campaign to reduce illegal dumping, creating algorithms to improve their inspection program, and more.

Erica Garaffo, Data Analytics Lead | Office of Civic Innovation & Digital Strategy
Kip Harkness | Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose

Lea Shanley | South Big Data Hub

Call-in information: +1 855 880 1246
Webinar ID: 325 674 411

South-BD-Hub-Logo-Web-Mark (mavaio13's conflicted copy 2016-05-05)JULY 18, 2018 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET
South Hub Smart & Connected Health Working Group Framing the Issues Around Scientific Research in Ethics for Big Data Virtual

Tracey Koehlmoos | Uniformed Services University
Jared Elzey | Meharry Medical College

WebCast Connectivity:
JOIN THE MEETING | Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656 | Meeting ID: 452 714 422

South-BD-Hub-Logo-Web-Mark (mavaio13's conflicted copy 2016-05-05)JULY 16-27, 2018
CyberCarpentry Data Life-Cycle Training with the DataNet Federation Consortium
Chapel Hill, NC
This two-week workshop will provide doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, and concrete steps and methods for performing end-to-end data intensive computing and data life-cycle management. Training will prepare participants to facilitate and promote reproducible science and data reuse.

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JUNE 20-22, 2018 | Joint PI Meeting for the NSF BIGDATA Research and the NSF Big Data Hubs and Spokes Programs
Alexandria, VA
The NSF BIGDATA Research program will take place on June 20th. The NSF Big Data Hubs and Spokes programs will take place on June 22nd, and joint events addressing both programs will be held on June 21st. A link to register for the meeting will be sent out soon.

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JUNE 14, 2018 | Community-Driven Citizen Science for Health and the Environment
AAAS Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Join the South Big Data Hub and the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Affinity Group for a one-day symposium exploring citizen science initiatives driven by community interests. Learn about environmental and human health applications of citizen science projects from local to global scales and meet with scientists and community members leading community-driven research initiatives. Come say “hello” to South Hub co-ED Lea Shanley and Spoke PI Gari Clifford (Emory University). Visit their website for more information.

hubcalendariconJUNE 5-7, 2018 | 10th Annual iRODS Consortium User Group Meeting
Durham, NC
The 10th annual iRODS UGM will be held in Durham, NC this summer. iRODS is open source software used worldwide for data management through discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and virtualization. See last year’s agenda to learn more about the event or register for this year’s UGM here.

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MAY 24, 2018 | Data Science Roundtable: How to hire data scientists when it seems like there are none to hire
Chapel Hill, NC and virtual
How can organizations recruit and retain top talent in data science? And, even though demand for data scientists may exceed supply, how might we build and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization? Many organizations and leaders don’t try out of fear of failure and a lack of clarity on where to begin. What do we tackle first?

This event is a Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference regional event in affiliation with Stanford University’s Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference.

To register for the event, visit the Data Science Roundtable webpage.

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MAY 22, 2018 | Microsoft Azure Training
Chapel Hill, NC
Join Microsoft Azure and the South Hub for an opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of Azure for research training and to talk one-on-one with an Azure expert about your specific project or use case. Visit the website for more information. 

hubcalendariconMAY 15-16, 2018 | Mission-Critical Big Data Analytics workshop
Prairie View A&M University, Texas
The third edition of MCBDA 2018 will cover the state-of-the-art research and development in deep learning and high performance computing for big data analytics, especially for mission-critical applications. There will be keynote speech by invited renowned speakers, and tutorial sessions with hands-on training. Research works of cutting edge research topics in big data will be presented, plus a poster session and a demo session where students will present their works. For more information, visit their website.

hubcalendariconMAY 8, 2018 | NSF Smart Grids Big Data Workshop
College Station, Texas
The sixth annual Smart Grids Workshop will be held at Texas A&M University on May 8. It is the second Smart Grids Big Data Spoke Workshop sponsored by the NSF. Last year’s theme was “Using Smart Grids Big Data.” For more information on this year’s workshop, visit their website.

South-BD-Hub-Logo-Web-Mark (mavaio13's conflicted copy 2016-05-05)MAY 4, 20183:00-4:00 p.m. ET | All Hub Data Sharing & Cyberinfrastructure Working Group
Presenters: Jen Duthie, City of Austin | Smart Mobility (and data) in the City of Austin
Rachel Bain, Massachusetts Department of Transportation | Data and Performance Management in Transportation
WebCast Connectivity: JOIN THE MEETING | Join by phone: 1-669-900-6833 |Meeting ID: 464 161 845

South-BD-Hub-Logo-Web-Mark (mavaio13's conflicted copy 2016-05-05)April 12, 2018: DATA SCIENCE ROUNDTABLE: The Future of Work – Intelligent Machines, Automation, and Social Impacts

Please join us for the April South Big Data Hub Data Science Roundtable on the unprecedented transformation happening to the nature of work. As technological innovation rapidly continues to accelerate, skill requirements for workers are changing even more quickly. These evolving skill requirements are having disruptive effects on higher education and training programs, which are struggling to catch up to the needs of both workers and industries. In this session, the panelists will explore some of the many important questions related to the future of work, training, education, and technology.

Join the webinar
If you need to call in only for the event, please call +1 877 853 5257 and use the Webinar ID 998 223 288.

South-BD-Hub-Logo-Web-Mark (mavaio13's conflicted copy 2016-05-05)March 2, 2018: DATAUP PROGRAM: Apply to Bring Data Science to Your Campus! 

The South Big Data Innovation Hub is excited to host the 2018 DataUp Program as part of our Keeping Data Science Broad Series. DataUp will offer hands-on training for instructor teams at minority-serving institutions, community colleges, or 4-year liberal arts colleges. Priority will be given to hosts who can demonstrate the participation of faculty from diverse departments, or multiple institutions of the types listed above.

Apply to the DataUp Program

Learn More About the South Big Data Hub Education and Workforce Working Group