You will receive a hands-on introduction to data science and get familiarized with very useful tools, in particular the free software “R”. In our 4-day compact program you will see that “R” is both easy to learn and very practical, in particular when you do not have a background in Computer Science.

Writing an essay or a report, wouldn’t it be great to focus entirely on the content without any need to worry about formatting your final output?
“Data Science for Everyone” will quickly teach you how to go from one simple source format to multiple possible output formats, like e.g. HTML, PDF and MS-Word. And the tools you need are all completely free.

You need to write an essay, a report or a thesis in which you are analyzing data?
Once your data changes, wouldn’t you like to ensure that any tables or graphics update automatically? We will introduce you to some very convenient and free tools much less painful than MS Word. And we will even show you how to make your work reproducible for the rest of the world. At the end of the course you will have the chance to write your own project and impress your friends at home.

Our new world of big data is not only a world of self-driving cars and unlimited opportunities
Sometimes big data algorithms are opaque and may be (mis)used in a way to harm people at critical stages of their lives …
We shall also look into the dark side of big data and discuss ways to defend ourselves against the possible misuse of big data algorithms.