What is Making Social Media Data Matter?
This is the catchy name to a 3-day, hands on, workshop which takes place at Boston University College of Communication from May 31st to June 2nd, in 2017. The workshop is organised by Jacob Groshek, who has published a number of very high quality research outputs related to research on communication technology, politics, and society. You can be sure you are learning from the best.
Who is the event for?
Anyone who works with social media data! This could include professionals such as those in the media, researchers, scientists, and research students. Moreover, anyone with a general interest in social media as a source of research data will benefit from attending the event! No computational background is required, and you will gain new knowledge on network analysis, geolocation, as well as machine learning.
What will you learn from the workshop?
The workshop will cover the theoretical bases of working with big data, and the workshop also includes access to some amazing data platforms such as the Boston University Twitter Collection and Analysis Toolkit (BU-TCAT). I have used this toolkit for a number of years, and it is one of the best platforms available to researchers. The workshop will also cover the fundamentals of using Gephi.
What will you gain from the event?
Boston University will award delegates with a Certificate in Social Media Analysis: Principals and Practices for Big Data. This is a very valuable certification as Boston University is an internationally recognised, ranked and respected very highly in world-university rankings. Moreover, you will gain access to BU-TCAT, an exclusive tool which is not available to the general public.
How much does it cost?
The workshop is affordably priced and will cost $1225/£978 for Professionals, $885/£706 for BU Alumni, faculty, and staff. For students the price is set at $685/£547. Please note that a valid student ID will be require in order to register.
Where do I register?
You can read more about the workshop, and register by following this link.