Run by Yuri Demchenko
The MATES Big Data Course (12-15 October 2020) run by MATES partner Yuri Demchenko, University of Amsterdam attracted up to 49 participants on each day from Spain, UK, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Ireland and Jordan and included Ph.D and M.Sc. students, project managers, teachers, researchers an engineers.
The course was originally designed to be delivered face-to-face but had to be delivered online due to COVID-19. All agreed that students needed to have more hands-on learning and practice. Interestingly, participants valued gaining knowledge outside of the maritime world and were interested in specific training in Big Data and Big Data Analytics, Data management and Governance, Data Science and Data Analytics, Digital content development and Cloud Computing and cloud services.
The course received a 4 out 5 star rating from the participants- surely a good sign.