The Mass EduData Challenge, a program that is trying to mine the state's trove of educational data to find new insights that could impact Massachusetts' education policy, is officially launching this evening at Hack/Reduce in Cambridge. Read More
Every day, doctors and nurses in the cardiac intensive care unit at Boston Children’s Hospital confront a quiet cacophony. Their tiny patients are surrounded by the soft beeping of dozens of bedside monitors, each emitting its own torrent of data.
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Vishal Kumar, the founder of local big-data strategy company Cognizeus, and members of the Big Data meetup he helped to start, came up with the idea for a weeklong big data and analytics unconference in late 2013.
Rather quickly, he and members of the city's big data community got the event organized, found locations to hold panels, and connected with thought leaders to speak at the conference.
Read MoreData driverMassachusetts wants help crunching driver data with 37 Billion Mile Data Challenge
Every time you pop the car into gear and pull away from home, work, or out on errands, your vehicle creates a trail of digital data: how far you drive in a year, how much gas you use, even whether you could have taken the MBTA or walked.
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