2nd Annual Community College Data Science Conference

SBCC will participate in the 2nd Annual Community College Data Science Conference. 

May 14, 2022
Community College Data Science Splash page
Community College Data Science Splash page

A team of current and former community college students have organized a virtual conference for community college students. Santa Barbara City College will collaborate in the event, which is co-sponsored by the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, Data Science Undergraduate Studies at UC Berkeley, and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges. 

Participation is Free, but Registration is required


2022 Conference Schedule

Saturday, May 14

10:00 am --  Keynote

Dr. Orville Jackson, VP of Data Strategy at GreatSchools

10:45 am -- Session A

The Many Pathways to a Data Science Career
Karla Palos Castellanos, California Policy Lab
Dr. Teon Brooks, StateSpace Labs
Cindy Pino, UC San Francisco

Avoiding Confirmation Bias in Data and Life
Dr. Emlen Metz, UC Berkeley

Tech Ethics: The Societal Implications of our Technological Revolution
Emily La Rosa, UC San Diego
Dr. Casey Fiesler, University of Colorado, Boulder
Dr. Ari Edmundson, UC Berkeley


11:30 am -- Session B

Business Data: Understanding How Data Can Revolutionize Companies
Alberto Melgoza, Google Area 120
Alicia Wei, Instacart
Dr. Stefanie Tignor, Humu.com

Data Storytelling: What Does Your Data Have To Say? How Do You Say It?
Dr. Sara Stoudt, Bucknell University
Tony Lai, LinkedIn
Dr. Jeff Leek, Johns Hopkins

Space Data: Explore the Data Beyond this World
Jason Kang, NASA JPL
Jean-Lucien Gionet, Northrop Grumman


12: 15 pm -- Session C

Artificial Intelligence: What Our Future Holds
Jess Smith, University of Colorado, Boulder
Dylan Baker, Distributed AI Research Institute
Dr. Jacob Sparks, Cal Poly SLO

Building Data Viz's: From Finding Data to Designing Visualizations
Stephanie Labou, UC San Diego

Leveraging LinkedIn: Building Your Brand
Rebecca Anderson, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Information


1:00 pm -- Virtual Expo Floor