Data Science Series [Starts 9 September 2016 but not for *nix users]

The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science Series

From the webpage:

Every Friday beginning September 9, 2016
9am – 10am Pacific Time

Working jointly with the BD2K Centers-Coordination Center (BD2KCCC) and the NIH Office of Data Science, the BD2K Training Coordinating Center (TCC) is spearheading this virtual lecture series on the data science underlying modern biomedical research. Beginning in September 2016, the seminar series will consist of regularly scheduled weekly webinar presentations covering the basics of data management, representation, computation, statistical inference, data modeling, and other topics relevant to “big data” biomedicine. The seminar series will provide essential training suitable for individuals at all levels of the biomedical community. All video presentations from the seminar series will be streamed for live viewing, recorded, and posted online for future viewing and reference. These videos will also be indexed as part of TCC’s Educational Resource Discovery Index (ERuDIte), shared/mirrored with the BD2KCCC, and with other BD2K resources.

View all archived videos on our YouTube channel:

Please join our weekly meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 786-506-213
First GoToMeeting? Try a test session:

Of course, running Ubuntu, when I follow the “First GoToMeeting? Try a test session,” I get this result:

OS not supported

Long-Term Fix: Upgrade your computer.

You or your IT Admin will need to upgrade your computer’s operating system in order to install our desktop software at a later date.

Since this is most likely a lecture format, could just stream the video and use WebConf as a Q/A channel.

Of course, that would mean losing the various technical difficulties, licensing fees, etc., all of which are distractions from the primary goal of the project.

But who wants that?

PS: Most *nix users won’t be interested except to refer others but still, over engineered solutions to simple issues should not be encouraged.

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