Advanced Data Analytics & Visualization Bootcamp

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Advanced Data Analytics & Visualization Bootcamp

Data is ubiquitous and the ability to analyze it reproducibly and at scale is crucial for businesses and nonprofits alike. The data analytics and visualization bootcamp is for those who’ve reached the limits of point-and-click software and are ready to explore the power of analyzing data with code. In today’s employment ecosystem, this is a key skill for professional data analysts.

Course Overview

In this data analysis and visualization workshop we will work hands-on with the programming language R, in particular a group of packages known as the “tidyverse.” R is used by top data scientists, newsrooms, social scientists, economists, and academia. It is an advanced language for data analysis, data visualization, and data science used for decision making in business or for developing stories to communicate complex data. The tidyverse has introduced a streamlined, consistent way of writing code that can be mastered by anyone who is comfortable thinking logically and strategically. You don’t need to be a programmer to benefit from this course.

Software required: RStudio (free version) and R.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn R syntax, dig into data analysis and data visualizations using tidyverse packages.
  • Acquire, clean, and process data.
  • Create reproducible analyses and reports.
  • Process and analyze geographic data.
  • Make charts, maps, and animations, for print and the web.
  • Connect from R to databases to work with large datasets.
  • Apply statistical modeling to gain insights and make predictions from data.

You’ll enjoy personalized small class instruction from expert instructors. This program is a skill-based learning experience for intermediate to advanced professionals. You’ll work hands-on with the tools and create real examples of charts, graphs and maps. This assures that you will be able to apply your new skill set immediately upon completion of the workshop.

Bootcamp taught by Master instructor, Peter Aldhous, an award-winning data journalist who uses R to report stories like these:
How A Booming Population And Climate Change Made California’s Wildfires Worse Than Ever
We Trained A Computer To Search For Hidden Spy Planes. This Is What It Found

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is ideal for people interested in a rapid-paced, immersive experience in advanced data analysis tools & techniques: scientists, data analysts, communication professionals, journalists, educators, faculty, and those interested in becoming proficient in learning to communicate data with clarity.

Need help justifying this training to your employer? Please check out our customizable document.

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Instructors & Facilitators

Instructors subject to change.

Peter Aldhous

Peter Aldhous is a science journalist with BuzzFeed News and data visualization instructor for Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. He also teaches data visualization at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, investigative reporting in the Science Communication Program at the UC Santa Cruz, and has developed online training materials in data visualization for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Peter got his start in journalism in 1989 as a reporter for Nature in London, fresh from a PhD in animal behavior. Later he worked as European correspondent for Science, news editor for New Scientistand chief news and features editor with Nature, before moving to California in 2005 to become New Scientist‘s San Francisco bureau chief. Peter works with free tools to ‘interview’ and visualize data – from scans of his own DNA to records of human conflict. His projects include web apps that have explored the local and global history of climate change, and the number of Earth-like planets in our galaxy. Peter’s articles have won awards from bodies including the Association of British Science Writers, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Wistar Institute.

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Tuition

$2,200 USD

We encourage team work! Bring a colleague or friend and receive additional tuition discounts. Contact Alexandre Bui at alexandre.bui@berkeley.edu for more information.

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When?

New Date Coming Soon

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Instruction begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Morning coffee and catered networking lunch provided.

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Where?

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

121 North Gate Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

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Prerequisites

-This is an introductory online course; no previous podcasting experience is required.

-Ability and willingness to learn new skills and work with new equipment and software.

-Basic computer literacy.

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Contact Person

Alexandre Bui
alexandre.bui@berkeley.edu
510-642-3892

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Questions & Additional Information


We suggest staying in the Berkeley area. Nearby hotels include:

– Faculty Club (on UC campus)
– Graduate Hotel
– Hotel Shattuck Plaza
– Bancroft Hotel
– Extended Stay America or Executive Inn and Suites
– La Posada Guest House

Many of our participants have also found luck with Airbnb.

We currently do not offer transfer option between workshops. 

• Cancellations must be received in writing by email to advancedmedia@journalism.berkeley.edu.

• Cancellations made up to 15 days prior to the start of the program registered for will receive a refund of all monies less the $375.00 cancellation fee. We are unable to refund any fees for registrations cancelled within two weeks of the start of training.

• Failure to appear for the training will result in forfeiture of the full course fee.

• Changes to the registration at anytime are only by approval of Berkeley Advanced Media Institute administration.

• The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. In this case, applicants are entitled to a full refund of the program fee.

• The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute will advise applicants at the earliest opportunity of changes to schedule program. The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute is not responsible for travel fees, or any expenses incurred as a result of cancelled programs.

• If you purchased your class through CourseHorse, then our Refund & Cancellation policy applies to your purchase.

We currently do not offer transfer option between workshops.