Big data is important to transforming research and the OCC is giving away a limited number of Discovery Awards to encourage scientists to experiment with developing novel technology for analyzing big data. We also think it’s important to encourage use of big data in the business community and are giving away a limited number of Innovation Awards.
Both awards will give users free computing resources on the Open Science Data Cloud.
Our Discovery Awards (for scientific research) are for 50,000 OSDC core hours and are available to selected scientists and researchers. OCC Innovation Awards (for businesses) are for 30,000 OSDC core hours. We especially encourage small businesses to apply.
To learn more or to apply for a Discovery or Innovation Award, send an email with your OSDC username and a short paragraph describing what you’d like to do with the core hours awarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The OCC received a namecheck in the NYTimes Bits Blog on 4/26. The article focuses on public clouds and the use of “open” in standards, software, and organizations.
That pattern you may have noticed in the names is no accident. By calling your group “open” in tech, you intimate that you believe in the free sharing of information to create superior products. It evokes the open source spirit that made the Linux operating system, as well as less-known Internet standards like the Apache Web server, so successful.
Read the full article here.
The OCC will host a panel as part of the international event, Big Data Week. Big Data Week is being celebrated in over 30 major cities. The OCC panel will feature a panel discussion with a number of OCC partners and will focus on a variety of new OCC and OSDC initiatives. Our panel will take place at 6pm on Thursday, April 25th in downtown Chicago as part of the initiative’s Health & Science day.
“The festival connects a number of global cities through locally hosted meetups, events, networking functions, data visualisation demo’s, debates, discussion and hackathons. Events are designed to provide a platform to educate, inform and inspire – organised by people who are passionate and knowledgeable about data. “