[oppilaitosverkosto-fi] (TUT Credits for attending the) Data Science Hackathon

Jukka Huhtamäki jukka.huhtamaki at tut.fi
Thu May 21 12:52:58 UTC 2015

Data Science Hackathon -Citizen Mindscapes & Suomi24  


29 May 16:00 — 30 May 20:00 

Annankatu 34 B Helsinki Finland

The availability of large data sets and digital material is changing the landscape of research within social sciences and humanities. At the same time, tools and the understanding necessary to utilize such data are often lacking. Data Science Hackathon, organized by Citizen Mindscapes research project, University of Helsinki, Futurice Oy and Aller Media Oy, aims to tackle this problem. The event is also part ofNordic Open Data Week and organized in cooperation with Open Knowledge Foundation.

The main goal of the event is to allow researchers and coders work together and find new ways of collaborating in the field of data science. Over two days, teams consisting of coders and researchers will figure out research problems and create solutions and demos to find their answers.

The dataset used in the event is the almost entire database of Suomi24 online forum discussions ranging from 2001 to 2015, consisting of hundreds of thousands of posts and altogether over 120 million words - a set of data rather impossible to study comprehensively using traditional methods from social science or humanities. But with 1.9 million monthly visitors in the service it's also a set of data that can tell a lot about the Finnish society and human behavior online!

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FYI also:

"Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto (TTY) students interested in attending the Suomi24 hackathon: let me know and we'll figure out how to get you a couple of credits to match the things that you'll be learning during the event.” 




Jukka Huhtamäki
Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory

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