BIG DIVE 5 has officially kicked off

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Monday, June 6th the fifth edition of the training course organized by TOP-IX in the fields of BIG DATA and DATA SCIENCE has officially kicked off. 22 “Divers”, coming from 5 different countries, are participating in the fifth edition of the training program designed to enhance the technical skills required to dive into the world of BIG DATA, to extract value and to generate social and economic impact.


On Monday, June 6th, in the venue of Social Renaissance, the fifth edition of BIG DIVE has started. The course organized by TOP-IX Consortium in collaboration with ISI Foundation, ToDo and, with its inter-disciplinary program (data visualization, software development and data science), even this year aims at training professionals able to manage the complexity of the Living Web through the evidence of the data.
The participants were 22, coming from five different countries: Italy, Germany, USA, Switzerland and Poland. Until July 8 they will be immersed in a tour de force of lectures and practical exercises, which will bring the Divers to develop effective projects based on the data made available by the Data Providers (CSI Piemonte with Smart Data Net and Politecnico di Torino through the BigData@Polito Lab) and by some of the main sponsors (BasicNet and Dimar). The course also boasts of the participation by Reale Mutua (as Date-free sponsor), the valuable contribution of some technical partners (Agilelab, Amazon Web Services, Celi, Innovation Design Lab, ISMB, Nexa Center and Synapta) the patronage by the Politecnico di Torino – Department of Architecture and Design, and the media partnership by I-COM, SpazioDati and Yeeply.
As usual the resident teachers will be supported by a number of great guest speakers: in the first week Enrico Ferro, head of the Innovation Development Area at Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, and Jan Willem Tulp, who in his studio – TULP Interactive – develops incredible data visualization and date experience design projects.