The goal of the Data Jam is to introduce Pittsburgh high school students to big data and data analytics, to better understand its impact on their lives as individuals and to raise awareness of new career options created by the advent of big data. The Data Jam is sponsored by Pittsburgh Dataworks, a collaborative consortium of Pittsburgh organizations seeking to raise the awareness of Big Data opportunities in the region. PSC is a founding member of Pittsburgh Dataworks.
The Pittsburgh Data Jam provides hands-on learning of data analytics where students will be engaged in the following experiences:
- Participation in data analysis competition
- Data analysis exercises
- Data visualization tools
- Field visits to big data companies in Pittsburgh
- Seminars with data scientists
- Final poster presentations
For more information on the Data Jam and Pittsburgh Dataworks, visit pghdataworks.org.