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.

Annual Best AP Computer Science Teacher award

Aurora Kersey

To encourage computer science education in area high schools, beginning in 2018, the BAIS program has also instituted an annual "Best AP Computer Science Teacher" award. Nominations for the award are invited from area high school students and the award winner is selected by a committee of Muma College of Business faculty in partnership with the Tampa Bay STEM network among the nominations received. The award winner will be recognized at the annual Big Data Day.

2018 Best AP Computer Science Teacher: Aurora Kersey, Robinson High School


Typical day schedule


Time Title Participants
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Arrival and seating (drop-off in Sun Dome 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)
Big Data Day

 See photos from the 2018 KForce Big Data Day here



Big Data Day 2017

See photos from the 2017 KForce Big Data Day here




Thanks to our sponsor

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