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Data Love-In

May 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm SFU's Big Data Hub, Presentation Studio, ASB10900

Join us for a day-long celebration of all things data.

Morning workshops will help you learn to clean your data with R and how to enjoy a long term relationship with your data through data management planning with DMP Assistant.

Our afternoon begins with a Keynote from Dhavide Aruliah. Dhavide is Director of Training at Continuum Analytics, the company behind Anaconda—the leading Open Data Science platform powered by Python. His research interests include computational inverse problems, numerical linear algebra, and high-performance computing.

Following our keynote, please join panelists Dugan O’Neil (Physics), Peter Hall (Urban Studies), Karen Kavanagh (Physics) and Peter Chow-White (Communication) in a lively discussion on the benefits of well loved data and how neglected data can have long term repercussions.

Capping the day, JS Mercier from SFU's Big Data Hub and Carla Graebner from the SFU Library will highlight supports and services to help you love your data, too.


The Schedule:

Fundamentals of Research Data Management Planning Workshop
Collect. Describe. Store. Backup. Preserve. Share.
9:00am-10:15am, ASB10908 

Cleaning data with R Workshop
10:30am-12:00pm,  ASB10908 

Keynote Presentation: Why data?
Dhavide Aruliah, Director of Training at Continuum Analytics
1:00pm- 2:00pm, Presentation Studio, ASB10900

Faculty Panel: Why you should love your data: the benefits of well curated data
2:00pm-3:30pm, Presentation Studio, ASB10900

From the Hub and Library with Love: Support and Services
3:30pm- 4:00pm; Presentation Studio, ASB10900

Visit the web pages above for more information on each workshop and to register. Do you have questions? Send us an email at

We look forward to seeing you in SFU’s Big Data Hub on the top floor of the Applied Science Building.

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