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Data Science White House Big Data Review & Brooke Aker: Big Data Lens on OpenFDA

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Background ( See Data Science for the Big Data Review (, Data Science for OpenFDA (, and NSF Strategic Plan (

6:30 p.m. Welcome and Introduction (New Tutorial and Mentoring) Slides (

6:45 p.m. Mary Galvin, AIC, HPCC Systems Academic Program ( and the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute ( Slides (

​7:10 p.m. Brief Member Introductions

7:15 p.m. Katherine Goodier​, Xcelerate Solutions​, Legislative Data and Transparency Conference ( and Slides and Excel ( and Chuck Rehberg, Semantic Insights, SIRA Part II Slides (

7:45 p.m. Brooke Aker. Big Data Lens (

A Look at OpenFDA API and Big Data Design(s) Based on It. We’ll take a look at the OpenFDA API that came out last month, navigate some of the data, queries and results you can get from this important new Big Data source. We’ll also look over some Big Data design work based on melding OpenFDA data with other federal data sources. Slides ( (in line) and Slides ( (PowerPoint)

8:30 p.m. Open Discussion

8:45 p.m. Networking

9:00 p.m. Depart