Previous Workshops

Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Exploring Text Analytics

The workshop included an overview of how software can be used to find the patterns in different forms of text. Given an understanding of the fundamentals of predictive modeling practices we demonstrated its uses in various business situations.

SQL Information Session

This workshop took beginners through the basics of writing a SQL statement against single and multiple previously created tables along with the creation of other SQL functions.

 

Introduction to Predictive Modeling

The workshop included an overview of Predictive Models and how you can start to build them.  It included an introduction to the core principles of predictive modeling, followed by a hands-on example using SAS JUMP to build your own models.

Introduction to Data Analytics

This workshop included an overview of projects and applications where analytics played a key role. Data security, Internet of Things, and machine learning concepts were introduced and looked at with different software tools.

Agile Data

This workshop gave an in-depth overview of what Agile is, where it came from, how it works, and insight into the crucial implications it has for the world of data analytics, business intelligence, and data warehousing.

 

CBA of Data Modeling

This workshop included an overview of implementing a data model in a business environment and how to market an idea with data to back it up. Participants were exposed to how models can be incorporated in company campaigns and initiatives to provide tangible vale. 

Practicing with SQL

SQL (Structured Querying Language) is a data-driven application that retrieves information from databases and allows for creating, processing and querying data by retrieving information.

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SAS Data Analytics

This workshop included an overview of the SAS platform, Money magazine’s most valuable salary-driving skillset. Students were exposed to the programming language, the tool suite, and how it’s used in industry.

Visual Analytics with Tabelau

This workshop included an overview of the Tableau software platform and how it is used in visualization. We touched upon the best practices of data visualization and the strengths and weaknesses of telling a story with data using Tableau.

Splunk Analytics

This workshop included an overview of the Splunk Analytics Software, a presentation on the features available in the software and available resources at Gladstein Lab. 

 

Data Modeling

This workshop took beginners through the basics of writing a SQL statement against single and multiple previously created tables; it covered basic manipulation functions on columns and rows; and basic creation of tables.

 

Data Visualizations

This workshop included an overview of  a number of software platforms and how they are used in visualization. We touched upon the best practices of visual analytics and the strengths and weaknesses of telling a story with data.

Splunk Day

Held in the Student Union, the six-hour event introduced students and faculty to the Splunk software, Splunk’s organizational culture, and ways to get involved with the company and their various applications.

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Blockchain

Blockchain

Blockchain Introduction

This workshop included an overview of blockchain technology as well as its applications across multiple industries.

 

Blockchain Applications in Insurance

 This event is a collaboration between OPIM Innovate and the Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Presenters spoke to Blockchain technology becoming a transformational technology that has the potential to create new economic foundations. We discussed how Blockchain allows businesses to share data and exchange assets quickly and efficiently and how it has to the potential to transform finance, supply chains, and healthcare.

 

Blockchain in Business

The discussion included an in depth look at the various types of implementations that are being seen in different industries.  This was a follow up workshop to Blockchain Introduction and it is recommended that you attend both.

 

The Evolution of Blockchain

This event is a collaboration between OPIM Innovate and RapidQube Digital Solutions. Presenters spoke to Blockchain technology becoming a transformational technology that has the potential to create new economic foundations.

 

Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Internet of Things

This session was an informative workshop for UConn faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about the Internet of Things. The discussion included an overview of the concept of Internet of Things, a presentation on current and future technology resources available at Gladstein Lab. This workshop was designed for those who may be new to this concept or experienced users who would like to learn more about the resources available in the Gladstein Lab.

Industrial IoT

This workshop included an overview of how IoT technology works and the integration into the Splunk analytics platform. The discussion included an overview of how IoT technology works and the integration into the Splunk analytics platform.

Installing IoT Through Splunk

This workshop included an overview of how IoT technology works and the integration into the Splunk analytics platform.

 

Exploring IoT Through Splunk

This workshop included an overview of the concept of Internet of Things, Splunk and the use of Splunk in the future development of IOT applications.

Alexa Skill Building

This workshop included an overview of smart speakers and their application in different business sectors. Each participant built their own Alexa Skill for hands-on experience.

 

Alexa Skills with Voice Flow

This workshop included an overview of virtual digital assistants and smart speakers. Participants were introduced to the VoiceFlow software platform and worked to develop a basic Alexa skill.

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Drones

Drones

Candoo Presents Drone in Business

This workshop was a collaboration between OPIM Innovate and Candoo Drones, the developers of a platform that connects drone operators with companies.

Drones in Action

This workshop was a collaboration between OPIM Innovate and On Course Drones, the owners of a drone pilot training company.

Wearables

Wearables

Wearable Technology

 This workshop included an overview of wearable microcontrollers like Floras and Gemmas. Each participant built their own wearable project for hands-on experience.

Wearable Tech in Action

This discussion included an overview of wearable microcontrollers like Floras and Gemmas. Each participant built their own wearable project for hands-on experience.

Virtual Reality

Virtual & Augmented Reality

Unity Virtual Reality Programming

 This workshop included an overview of Virtual Reality technology, a presentation on the equipment available in the Gladstein Lab, and resources to learn more. This workshop went over the capabilities of Unity for VR as well as for those who may be new to the VR experience.

Exploring Virtual Reality

 This workshop included an overview of Virtual Reality technology, a presentation on the equipment available in the Gladstein Lab, and resources to learn more.

Augmented Reality in Action

This workshop included an overview of how Augmented Reality works and the integration into the Splunk analytics platform.

3D Printing

3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

This workshop is designed for those who may be new to 3D printing or experienced users who would like to learn more about the resources available in the Gladstein Lab. The discussion included an overview of 3D printing technology, a presentation on the equipment available in the Gladstein Lab, and resources to learn more.

A Demonstration in 3D Printing

The workshop was designed for those who may be new to 3D Printing technolgy or experienced users who would like to learn more about the resources available to them in the OPIM Department.

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3D Printing in Manufacturing

This event was a collaboration between OPIM Innovate and CIBER (Center for International Business and Education & Research) who invited CALT Dynamics to present. This lead to a discussion of how this Irish based tech start-up developed their technology and was accepted into the Stanley TechStars accelerator program

3D Modeling

3D Modeling

Intro to 3D Modeling

This session is an informative workshop for UConn faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about the use of Solid Works for 3D Modeling. The discussion included an overview of 3D Modeling technologies and how they are used in different industries.

Microcontrollers

Microcontrollers

Microcontroller Applications

This session is an informative workshop for UConn faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about Microcontroller Applications. The discussion included an overview of how to use and program Raspberry Pi Microcontrollers.

Demonstration of Raspberry Pi

This session is an informative workshop for UConn faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about Microcontroller Applications. There was an introduction to the Raspberry Pi and instructions on how to host and solve a web server using the technology.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Introduction to AI

This workshop included a brief history of, and introduction to, Artificial Intelligence. Additionally we explored the concepts of machine learning and neural networks as well as discussed the real world implications of AI progression on the future. 

Applications of Machine Learning

This workshop included an overview of the different perspectives around ML (Machine Learning) and A.I. (Artificial Intelligence). We discussed several direct search methods such as Nelder and Mead, Shor’s r-Algorithm and random search.

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Design Thinking

Design Thinking by OPIM Innovate

During this workshop, students participating in the College Preparatory Experience program learned the first three steps of design thinking: define, empathize, and ideate. 

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Other

Gamification

This workshop guided beginners through the basics of how gamification is prevalent in our every day lives and how data analytics is a key part of what shapes user-based design.

Protecting your Personal IT Security

 This workshop included an overview security best practices on the internet, social media, and connecting to different networks.

Exploring Linux

This workshop was for UConn students, staff and faulty interested in learning more about open source computing environments and software, and why Linux is the 3rd most popular Operating System.

Introduction to Python

The workshop included an introduction to Python, a powerful and easy-to-learn programming language favored by data scientists. We covered basic syntax and data structures and concluded by writing some simple programs.

Tools for Programming

This session was an informative workshop for UConn faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about tools for programming. This event was a collaboration between OPIM Innovate and JetBrains, the developers of PyCharm, RubyMine, DataGrip and more.

Corporate IT Security Practices

 This workshop included an overview of how companies are safeguarding their data and infrastructure in the current security environment.

How the Internet Works

The workshop covered how we connect to the internet, how we send messages through the internet, the divisions of the internet (such as the surface web, deep web, and dark web), and websites.