Boston University Information Lab and Design Space
Notes recorded from BUILDS meeting Recorded 9/11/13
Notes recorded from BUILDS meeting Recorded 9/04/13
Welcome to the new static BUILDS website powered by [Bootstrap 2.3.2][bootstrap] and [Jekyll][jekyll]. This website was designed by [Chris Woodall][cwoodall] and will provide you with [event updates][events], project updates and more!
Tackle a Kaggle with BUILDS! Kaggle is a machine learning competition platform
Our first competition:
The sinking of the RMS Titanic is one of the most infamous shipwrecks in history. On April 15, 1912, during her maiden voyage, the Titanic sank after colliding with an iceberg, killing 1502 out of 2224 passengers and crew. This sensational tragedy shocked the international community and led to better safety regulations for ships. One of the reasons that the shipwreck led to such loss of life was that there were not enough lifeboats for the passengers and crew. Although there was some element of luck involved in surviving the sinking, some groups of people were more likely to survive than others, such as women, children, and the upper-class. In this contest, we ask you to complete the analysis of what sorts of people were likely to survive. In particular, we ask you to apply the tools of machine learning to predict which passengers survived the tragedy.
Meeting Times: Saturdays at 1500 EST
Digits Recognizer: 350/1176
This document contains our old sponsors page from June 2, 2013 and before.
The creative research atmosphere at BUILDS is made possible by the kindness and generosity of many individuals. Below is a list of people whose continued support is vital to the success of this unique student space.
If you wish to make a donation to BUILDS you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-358-1164.
The original BUILDS about page from 2013 and before.
We are a inclusive group of students, artists, hackers, and organizers that believe strongly in experimental learning and the Do-It-Yourself ethic. We facilitate student-led technology initiatives and encourage hands-on learning by maintaining an open workshop and creative space that is freely available to all students. We maintain an inclusive membership policy, and strive to apply the principles of the open-software and open-hardware movements within our design policies. In short, we are an immersive experiment into the hacker ethic.
We are located in the basement of the Math and Computer Science building at Boston University, room B26. We are accessible 24/7 to cardholding members, and are available by appointment to non-members. Please e-mail email@example.com to schedule a meeting with us.
You can join us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and expressing your interest. Please include your name, university affiliation (if any), and an e-mail address where we can reach you.
BUILDS is a student-run research lab and workshop that provides BU students with tools and resources for conducting collaborative student-led tech projects. Access is open to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us to set up a visit or swing by MCS B26 to check out this unique student-supported hackerspace.