If you want to get into the world of political data and help lead data-driven campaigns, then Data BootCamp is for you. We’ll cover the basics of voter file data, skills to clean and manage data using Excel and SQL, strategies for targeting voters and structuring a campaign program, building and presenting information to report on campaign progress, and tactics for working effectively with other campaign departments.
Ideal candidates for BootCamp…
- Have an affinity for and some background working with data
- Have a thirst to learn more and are committed to affecting change through data
- Are not afraid of a challenge and are willing to take risks
- Can learn independently, but also work well in a team
Data BootCamp will take place in Washington, DC from May 17-23.
The cost of Data BootCamp is $2,000, and includes room and board. We’re also offering scholarships, payment plans, and ways to help you fundraise for your tuition. If you’re accepted, we’ll do everything we can to ensure cost is not a barrier to participation. So if you want to come, apply and we’ll figure out the rest later.
Data BootCamp admissions follows a three step process:
- Application + Resume Submission
- Basic Skills Test
- Interview (for finalists)
The application deadline for this training is March 31. The application is located here: http://act.neworganizing.com/survey/DBC_20140517_Application
The staff in Student Services is excited to start another academic year! We planned a number of events for fall quarter including a chats with the Dean, a variety of career workshops and meet-the-firm events, as well as our traditional Halloween Open House. For our online students: watch for ways to attend these events online or listen to the recordings at a later date.
Here’s a guide to the information you’ll find in this document:
- Students Services Staff Changes
- New iSchool Faculty
- After Hours Access to Mary Gates Hall
- iLounge and iSchool Computer Lab Etiquette
- Husky Card Access
- Student Services blog and Facebook
- Advising emails
iSchool Committees and Student Leadership Council
Funding to Present at Conferences
- Conversations with the Dean
- Student Services Open House
- Career Events
iSchool Merchandise on Café Press
Representatives from Google, Hulu, Microsoft, Starbucks, Cheeseburger, Facebook (and others) all in one place? Check out the information on this conference in Seattle. It looks like a great networking opportunity for iSchool students interested in technology, creativity and emergent trends. http://www.seattleinteractive.com/
*GPSS Higher Education Summit*
Friday Nov 4th, 8:30am-1pm
Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room
Please join GPSS for our 5th Annual Higher Education Summit on Friday, Nov.
4th. The theme of this year’s event is: *On Whose Shoulders: Who Pays For Higher Education in Uncertain Economic Times? *We will examine Washington residents’ ability to attain an advanced degree at a public institution given rising student debt burden and less government support. University of Washington President Michael K. Young will deliver opening remarks.
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. Can’t make the entire event?
Feel free to drop by for a panel – see schedule below.
On September 15-16 the University of Washington’s Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility will host a conference entitled “Reputation & Integrity in an Information Age” in Bellevue. This conference will explore the issues faced by business regarding reputation and integrity as they relate to reporting, transparency, and the messages used to engage and leverage stakeholders at all levels.
To help you, current MBA students, learn more about corporate social responsibility and expand your professional network, we’ve set a special student price of $149. That’s a savings of $775. The cost includes all conference materials and events. You can find out more about this discount offer here: Social Responsibility
Learn more about the conference at:
The UW is host to a conference on the ethical conduct of research conducted in collaboration with industry, and in international, multi-cultural and interdisciplinary settings. Graduate students may apply for full scholarships to cover the cost of registration and may also submit abstracts that will be included in conference proceedings.
With internationally recognized presenters, the conference will provide graduate students with a strong foundation for building their research careers. The conference is in Meany Hall on the UW campus on September 22 and 23, 2011.
More information: Ethical Considerations in Research Collaborations
The IA Summit is the premier destination for those who practice, research and are interested in the structural design of shared information environments. Some call themselves information architects (and many don’t) but all share a common desire to help people live better lives through meaningful experiences with information.
The Summit is, above all, a community gathering. It is organized, planned and realized by volunteers across the information architecture and related communities of practice, with the kind support and backing from ASIS&T, and attended by people of all backgrounds with an interest to learn and share the lessons, challenges and opportunities presented in today’s digital landscape. Continue reading