- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Business, Finance, Mathematics
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Career Clusters: Finance
- Credit Awarded: No
In this course, students will be introduced to some of the core principles of Big Data. Students may learn techniques related to controlling the costs and benefits of information processing. The course may focus on elements such as decision-making, data structure and analytical models.
So what is Big Data? It’s a process that involves collecting massive amounts of data–bigger than traditional methods are capable of analyzing. It aims to collect a high Volume, Variety and Velocity of data in order to provide real time intelligence. Together, these form “the three V’s,” which are the main components of Big Data. Challenges that Big Data analysts have include how to store the data (which can be costly when we’re potentially talking about over a petabytes of data!), how to utilize new technology to analyze it, how to transfer the data, how to curate the data and many more.
There is a strong need for Big Data analysis because of its potential to save companies thousands, millions and sometimes billions of dollars. It can help companies make immediate decisions based on responses from their consumers and track patterns in the way they do business.
This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in business, math, & computer science.