The SAIR 2020 Virtual Conference wrapped up October 2, and HelioCampus was delighted to have had the opportunity to be a Gold Sponsor for the event. Despite being virtual, SAIR board members shared that this year posted the highest attendance numbers on record.
With public gatherings across the country being cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we were extremely fortunate to be able to attend the Indiana Association for Institutional Research (INAIR) annual conference on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a great chance to connect with IR professionals in the Hoosier state and discuss the many ways their institutions are using data to improve the student experience.
North Carolina Analytics Day on June 20, 2019, hosted by Appalachian State University, was a wonderful opportunity for Tableau users across North Carolina and the region to learn, network, and share ideas with each other. In a special session, HelioCampus showed how to build Sankey Diagrams using Tableau extensions. Our own Burke Foley, Senior Product Engineer, is shown presenting below:
Last week I had the opportunity to head out to Denver, Colorado with the HelioCampus team for the AIR Forum. This event is our chance to learn from institutional research practitioners on how they are using analytics at their institutions. It was great to learn about all the different ways institutions are tackling data visualization, reporting, and more; and for us to share how we are working with our clients on combining, analyzing and visualizing data from across the student lifecycle.
As part of its annual Tom Tom Fest, Charlottesville hosted its Applied Machine Learning Conference earlier this month. Our HelioCampus data scientists and engineers joined other local data science practitioners for a day of robust discussion, practical guides to new techniques, and machine learning concepts applied in innovative ways to solve real-world problems.