How does Michigan stack up?

How does Michigan stack up?

The Stack Overflow Developer Survey is “the largest and most comprehensive survey of software developers (and anyone else who codes!) on Earth.” In 2019, the survey received almost 90k responses from around the world.  What Kind of Analysis is Available? ...
Big Data, Little Surveys

Big Data, Little Surveys

Amidst our recent flurry of social media activity, you may have missed a few mini surveys that the BDI research team shared via Twitter. Thanks to those of you who responded to those! We learned a few things from the results. The first mini survey tweet asked “What is...
Big Data Ignite to Host FOIAFest This Year

Big Data Ignite to Host FOIAFest This Year

In the spring of 2018, during an Issues in Journalism class he was teaching, Jeff Kelly Lowenstein mentioned a freedom of information festival a dear friend and colleague had started in Chicago several years ago.  “Oh, we’re doing that here,” exclaimed Allison...
Pulitzer Prize Winner to Present at BDI 2019

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Present at BDI 2019

The 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, raised many questions about police shootings, questions that could not be answered at the time because no one was collecting and analyzing complete data on police shootings.  The Washington Post assembled a...
Calvin University hosts Big Data MeetUp

Calvin University hosts Big Data MeetUp

On July 10, 2019, Calvin College becomes Calvin University. In addition to other celebratory events on campus, the Big Data and Hadoop Users Group of West Michigan will be meeting at 6:30 in North Hall 276. We look forward to a presentation by Bill Meade, PhD,...

Friday Announcements — BDI 2018

Have a great photo to share? You can upload photos from Big Data Ignite here.   Robots are here! The Robodawgs of Grandville are here today demonstrating their robots in the area near the registration table. Give us your feedback Make next year even better.  Fill...