Upcoming Events



hubcalendariconSEPTEMBER 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.

South-BD-Hub-Logo-Web-Mark (mavaio13's conflicted copy 2016-05-05)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.

hubcalendariconSEPTEMBER 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.


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.

South-BD-Hub-Logo-Web-Mark (mavaio13's conflicted copy 2016-05-05)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 khalifeh@southerndatascience.com to get your free pass.

South-BD-Hub-Logo-Web-Mark (mavaio13's conflicted copy 2016-05-05)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.

hubcalendariconOCTOBER 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.

South-BD-Hub-Logo-Web-Mark (mavaio13's conflicted copy 2016-05-05)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.


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