This course will explore the concept of big data, specifically, what it is, where to find it and the various methods through which we can extract it.
Using the skills obtained through Google Master Class and Data Analysis of MS-Excel 13, data journalists will learn how to harness big data (i.e., Twitter feeds and government statistics) through some of its most popular extraction tools available today. Using the web service Zapier, Excel's Power Query and Hortonwork's Hadoop Sandbox, you will gain a solid hands-on approach to working with big data sets and extracting valuable information from its many sources.
Co-requisite: BDAT 100 Google Master Class
BDAT 110 Data Essentials of MS-Excel 13