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JOIN US AT INFOCAMP 2016!

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A PARTICIPANT DRIVEN CONFERENCE

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LEARN FROM YOUR PEERS

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A DAY OF COLLABORATION

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And that’s a wrap folks!!

Announced: March 12th, 2016

More than a hundred people converged on UC Berkeley’s South Hall today for a fantastic Berkeley InfoCamp. We had some amazing keynote speeches from Miguel, Elena and Vinita. There were amazing talks from our UX and Data Science panelists. We had a very lively discussion about tech for good and evil, and we saw some really great unconference sessions.

We thank everyone who contributed to making this event a reality. First, once again, to our keynote speakers, Miguel, Elena and Vinita. To Anna Jaeger for facilitating our tech for good discussion. To all of our panelists. To the members of IMSA for their dedication in the planning and execution of InfoCamp. To our volunteers for all of their hard work last night and today. To our lunch sponsor, Wells Fargo Enterprise Data Analytics. To the friends of InfoCamp, Jake and Tom. To the administrators of the I School for all their support. To all of the unconference participants.

In the end, a huge thanks to you, the attendees, who came out for a day filled with thought provoking, energetic, and fun discussions about all things technology and information. We truly couldn’t have done it without you

Welcome to InfoCamp 2016

Announced: March 12th, 2016

What a wonderful start to InfoCamp 2016!

We have had some wonderful keynotes this morning by Miguel Gamino (CIO of City of SF), Elena Grewal (Data Science Manager at Airbnb, PhD), and Vinita Paunikar (VP at Oracle, Top 25 Most Powerful Female Engineer).

But it’s just getting started!

There are so many amazing sessions happening right now! Which one are you at?

UX/Design Panel: Death to the user? The role of the user in technological innovation. 
Speakers include Ljuba Miljkovic (Co-founder and Head of Design at Automatic Labs), Erez Cohen (Co-founder and CEO at Mapsense), Nalini Kotamraju (Senior Director of User Research at Salesforce) and Jake Hartnell (Founder and President of Common Garden)

Tech for Evil Panel: An exploration of ways that technology can be exploited for evil, grounded in the architecture and affordances of current technologies. 
Speakers include Gary Wolf (founder of Quantified Self), Kamran Zargahi (previously of Practice Fusion, Co-founder of a stealth startup), Ian MacFarland (Frontend Engineer at Building Robotics), Peter Swigert (Sr. Programming Analyst at SolarCity), and Nathan Malkin (UC Berkeley Computer Science PhD student).

And after that, we have some wonderful unconference sessions hosted by none other than the attendees themselves at InfoCamp 2016 – Make sure to head over here to figure out which session you want to attend.

Make sure to shout to us or your fellow attendees using #InfoCamp2016

Getting ready for InfoCamp 2016

Announced: March 11th, 2016

One more day to go! Hope everyone is excited!

InfoCamp Berkeley is gearing up again to welcome students, professionals and prospectives from various disciplines to explore the fascinating and rapidly changing field of information. Everyone has been working hard the past few months and the day is finally here. We’re really excited to welcome you to InfoCamp 2016.

We have a full day of amazing speakers, panels, and of course, unconference sessions pitched and presented by attendees like yourself.

Keynotes by Miguel Gamino (CIO of City of SF), Elena Grewal (Data Science Manager at Airbnb, PhD), and Vinita Paunikar (VP at Oracle, Top 25 Most Powerful Female Engineer.

UX/Design Panel: Death to the user? The role of the user in technological innovation. 
Speakers include Ljuba Miljkovic (Co-founder and Head of Design at Automatic Labs), Erez Cohen (Co-founder and CEO at Mapsense), Nalini Kotamraju (Senior Director of User Research at Salesforce) and Jake Hartnell (Founder and President of Common Garden)

Tech for Evil Panel: An exploration of ways that technology can be exploited for evil, grounded in the architecture and affordances of current technologies. 
Speakers include Gary Wolf (founder of Quantified Self), Kamran Zargahi (previously of Practice Fusion, Co-founder of a stealth startup), Ian MacFarland (Frontend Engineer at Building Robotics), Peter Swigert (Sr. Programming Analyst at SolarCity), and Nathan Malkin (UC Berkeley Computer Science PhD student).

Data Science Panel: A critical assessment on data science’s power and limitation.
Speakers include Anthony Suen (Moore Sloan Data Science Fellow), Jason Goodman(Data scientist at Airbnb), Sharon Lin (Senior Analyst of Big Data and Analytics Team at Okta) and Milad Davaloo (Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn)

Social and Civic Tech for Good discussion: Case studies by Caravan Studios, TechSoup and ShareProgress. 
Speakers include Anna Jaeger (CTO of Caravan Studios), Chris Worman (Alliances and Community Engagement at TechSoup), and Jim Pugh (CEO of ShareProgress).

 

 

Announcing Our 3 Keynote Speakers!

Announced: March 7th, 2016

Only 5 days to go till InfoCamp!

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Can’t believe it’s just around the corner. Our amazing student volunteers have been working hard behind the scenes since January to put together this event. InfoCamp Berkeley is entirely student-run! From the logistics to logo and poster designs, our team has worked to sure all the nitty-gritties are taken care of so that InfoCamp is a fun-filled, inspiring event for all attendees.

We’re excited to announce the following keynote speakers:
Miguel A Gamiño Jr. serves the City and County of San Francisco as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Director of the Department of Technology. As the San Francisco CIO, Mr. Gamiño provides thought leadership and the strategic direction for San Francisco’s use of technology. He advises Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Board of Supervisors, and City departments regarding opportunities to leverage technology.
Elena Grewal leads a team of data scientists responsible for the user’s online and offline travel experience at Airbnb. Her team partners with the product team to understand and optimize all parts of the product, using experimentation and machine learning in a wide variety of contexts. Examples include testing the impact of different search ranking strategies on the likelihood of finding a desired listing, identity verification on incident rates, and professional photography services on booking rates.
Vinita Paunikar is currently working at Oracle as a Vice President of Release Management and Release Engineering. She manages product releases of Oracle’s Enterprise Manager product suite, which are the set of products which are used to manage  Oracle and non-Oracle hardware and Software products, like Oracle RDBMS, Fusion Middleware, Fusion Apps, Ebiz, etc. She also manages Oracle’s Management Services which are offered on Oracle Public Cloud for monitoring and analytics of Oracle and non Oracle products. Recently Vinita ranked #14 at Business Insider’s “26 of the most powerful female engineers of 2016”

They will share with us their insights and experience regarding big data, user experience design and research, startups, interaction design, and much, much more!

Register today to reserve your seat and hope to see you all there!

Announcing the first of our Keynote speakers for InfoCamp 2016!

Announced: March 2nd, 2016

Every spring, the graduate students at the UC Berkeley School of Information host a conference called InfoCamp where people from across the Bay Area gather to discuss information related issues – from design to data science.

This year’s conference is Saturday, March 12, and we are excited to announce our first keynote speaker for InfoCamp 2016!!

 

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As the San Francisco CIO, Mr. Gamiño provides thought leadership and the strategic direction for San Francisco’s use of technology. He advises Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Board of Supervisors, and City departments regarding opportunities to leverage technology.

 

Hope you guys are as excited as we are about InfoCamp 2106. We are getting together an exciting group of keynote speakers and panelists for InfoCamp 2016. To stay updated on the latest news and announcements, follow us on Facebook and Twitter

We can’t wait to see you at InfoCamp on March 12 at historic South Hall at UC Berkeley. Go grab your tickets now!

 

Early Bird Ticket Sales End Tonight!

Announced: February 29th, 2016

As you must have heard, this year the graduate students at the UC Berkeley School of Information are hosting “InfoCamp” on Saturday, March 12. And we wanted to let everyone know Early Bird ticket sales are ending at midnight tonight!!

BUY TICKETS!

InfoCamp borrows from the “unconference” structure, distributing control of the conference to the people who attend. You can pitch any idea for a conference sessions, whether you’re showing off a project, gathering feedback on research, or looking to collaborate with the best and brightest at UC Berkeley and the broader Bay Area tech community.

We are getting together an exciting group of keynote speakers and panelists for InfoCamp 2016. To stay updated on the latest news and announcements, follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Announcing InfoCamp 2016!

Announced: February 14th, 2016

The Information Management Student Association at the UC Berkeley School of Information is pleased to announce InfoCamp Berkeley 2016! This year the School of Information will be hosting the event on March 12, 2016.

BUY TICKETS!

WHAT IS INFOCAMP? At InfoCamp, you’ll explore the innovations and challenges happening at the intersection of technology, data, and design alongside the students at the UC Berkeley School of Information. This year’s conference schedule feature some killer keynote speeches, roundtable discussions, networking opportunities, and more.

We can’t wait to see you at InfoCamp on March 12 at historic South Hall at UC Berkeley!