Outreach

Kforce Big Data Days

In collaboration with Hillsborough County Public Schools and with the support of our local industry partners, the AIS student Chapter hosts "Big Data Days" to introduce high school seniors to professional opportunities in Business Analytics and Information Systems. Beginning 2017, the event is named "Kforce Big Data day" in recognition of support from Kforce, one of the leading staffing companies in the world.

The first event was held on December 1, 2016. Students attending AP Computer Science, Technology Support, Web Development and the Academy of Information Technology classes in Bloomingdale, Plant, Alonso, Durant, Newsome, Sickles, Spoto, Middleton, Hillsborough high schools attended. This event was supported by: JP Morgan Chase, Florida High Tech Corridor, Sykes Enterprises.

See photos from the 2017 KForce Big Data Day here

Typical day schedule

Time Title Participants
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Arrival and seating (drop-off in Sundome parking lot)
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Introduction to Big data and information systems Information Systems Decision Sciences faculty and KForce
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Big data exercise 1 and presentations - histogram

 

Student guests and PhD students

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Big data exercise 2 and presentations - recommender system

Student guests and PhD students
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Why BAIS @ Muma and closing Muma Undergraduate office and ISDS faculty
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Information Systems Decision Sciences faculty, staff, sponsors and PhD students
1:30 p.m. Departure (school bus pick up from Marshall Student Center)

Thanks to our sponsor

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