InfoCamp 2020

What is an InfoCamp

UC Berkeley School of Information’s InfoCamp is a premier student-run event that aims to inspire a re-imagining of information technology. In its 11th year, InfoCamp will feature an ideathon and speaker series.  Our theme this year is inspired by living through a unique time in history, where we have seen people around the world create innovative ways not only to adjust, but to thrive in the new normal.

What is an "Ideathon"

An “ideathon” is where we brainstorm the invention of solutions to various problem statements
This two-day event is your chance to tackle challenges towards learning in the new normal.  Participants will work in teams that use innovative and design thinking combined with each individual’s subject-matter expertise to collaborate and brainstorm possible solutions. We are looking for any and all ideas that you can think of, so let your imagination run wild! 

Participants can choose to compete in any one of three tracks:
  1. Engineering / Data Science (build a coded POC or a data model!)
  2. Product (conjure up an interactive design prototype!)
  3. Policy (enforce your own policy recommendations!)
This event is FREE and open to students and participants from all disciplines. We encourage each participant to put on their thinking hats and bring up perspectives unique to their domain—be it Product Management, User Experience Research, Data Science, Software Engineering, or something else altogether! Come learn, network, and be inspired! 
 

How to attend

You can RSVP here. There is no cost to attend!

Agenda

OCT 17 (Day 1)

09:30

Kick-Off

09:45

Keynote

10:30 

Cases & tasks

10:55

Brainstorm

12:00

Talk

12:30

Work time

13:00

Open ending

OCT 18 (Day 2)

09:30

Talk

10:00

Work time

12:00

Demo & Presentation

12:30

Talk

13:00

Awarding

13:15

Closing Remark

Past Speakers

We are currently finalizing our list of speakers. Past InfoCamp speakers have included:

Michelle Carney

ML + UX at Amazon Music;
Lecturer at Stanford d.school

Brandon Harris

Programmer at Wikipedia

Anand Rajagopal

Data Scientist at Autodesk

Krys Blackwood

Senior Lead UX Designer at NASA JPL

Jessica Strick

Lead Exhibit Developer at The Exploratorium

Noura Howell

PhD Candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Information

Emon Motamedi

Senior Product Manager at Reddit

Carrie Melissa Jones

Founder and Chief Strategist at Gather Community Consulting

Partnerships

InfoCamp would not happen without the support of our Sponsors. Their support strengthens the community of the information industry by cultivating diverse, next generation talents. 

YOU ARE INVITED

Please RSVP by October 1, 2020

Contact us:  imsa@nullischool.berkeley.edu

© 2020 by IMSA (Information Management Students Association)