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Getting Technical: A New Model for Better Patient Outcomes

July 18, 2019 - Some things that can't be taught in a classroom have a lot of influence over whether a nurse will be able to recognize when a patient is 'going downhill.' Dr. Susan Dresser, PhD, the Director of the Adult/Gero CNS Program at the OU HSC College of Nursing, presented her study at the July Data+Creativity meetup.

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Exaptation in Action: Collaboration through Space and Time

June 27, 2019 - How do researchers on the ground get data about their experiments that are flying around the Earth on the International Space Station (ISS)? NASA's Payloads Operations & Integration Center (POIC) is the primary science and research command post for the ISS investigations and payloads.

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The Human Component: Using Emotional Intelligence to Inform Design

May 16, 2019 - We're so used to incorporating external data to inform our design. "Which feature wins out in A/B testing? Are we getting smiley faces or frowny faces on the Likert Scale feedback widget?" The Data+Creativity guest speaker this month invited us to turn inward. Devin O’Bryan explained how we can use Emotional Intelligence as a catalyst for incredible design.

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Cognitive City launched for Data+Creativity community

April 25, 2019 - We’ve leveled up the potential impact of the Data+Creativity community. Exaptive is giving Data+Creativity members access to the Cognitive City platform. Members are encouraged to use the platform to connect with each other, capture ideas sparked by meetups and other events, and look for collaborators on passion projects.

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An Algorithm to Improve Outcomes for Students and Universities

March 28, 2019 - We had a great turnout for the March Data+Creativity meetup at the new Exaptive office located in the Oklahoma City Innovation District. Dr. Jacob Dearmon of Oklahoma City University spoke about how he worked alongside the University of Oklahoma's team of retention experts to develop an algorithm targeted at improving retention by identifying at-risk students and generating individualized scholarship amounts using a novel business objective based on the twin metrics of retention and financial sustainability.

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How Cognitive Networks Could Improve Crisis Response

February 21, 2019 - In non-governmental organizations, coordination of rapid response teams during emergencies/humanitarian crises faces a lot of challenges because of its linear design. Dr. Victor Soji Ladele, MBBS, who was a humanitarian aid coordinator for the World Health Organization during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, proposes deploying a cognitive network platform during emergencies and humanitarian crises that will facilitate a real time coordination mechanism.

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Connecting health and urban gardening in an app

January 24, 2018 - Dale Spoonemore shared the inspiring story of how he and his wife, Carrie, developed the From Seed to Spoon app at the January Data+Creativity Meetup.

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Termscapes Will Change the Landscape of Text Analysis

December 6, 2018 - Have you ever wished you could get a glimpse into a large set of books, articles, or documents, quickly get an idea of what they’re all about, and zero in on the one you should read first? Rapid text analysis is a critical need for researchers and anyone doing a literature review or trying to grasp a high-level overview of the concepts in a large body of text.

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Software users are people, too

October 18, 2018 - At this month’s Data+Creativity Meetup we enjoyed a fascinating look into the role psychology has in developing successful human-computer interactions.

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Programming as Theory Building

August 16, 2018 - We experienced the biggest turnout yet for a Data+Creativity meetup this month. Roughly 60 people joined us to hear George Fairbanks, an author and Google software engineer.

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Using Machine Learning to Predict Dengue Fever Outbreaks

July 19, 2018 - Exaptive data scientist Austin Schwinn presented his solution to predict dengue fever outbreaks using machine learning. The solution was entered into a global contest last year. DengAI: Predicting Disease Spread was organized by DrivenData.org.

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Sensor Syposium connects researchers, subject matter experts, enterprises

The opportunities were abundant for connecting research to enterprises. The Oklahoma City Innovation District hosted the first ever Sensors Symposium in the state on June 11, 2018. The event brought experts on sensor technology from private, non-profit, and military sectors.

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Creating a language for educators to audit curriculum

May 24, 2018 - Bucky Dodd and the team at the Institute for Learning Environment Design at the University of Central Oklahoma have developed a way to code curriculum to give educators of all kinds a common language. Bucky presented the concept at the May meetup for Data + Creativity.

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Using data applications to document, reward community engagement

April 26, 2018 - How engaged are you in your community? How many neighbors do you know? What would have to change for you to become more engaged? We heard one solution from Union Capital Boston (UCB) on Thursday, April 26, at the Data + Creativity meetup.

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From the Dukes of Burgundy to Saturn V Rocket Fuel: So Many Connections

March 15, 2018 - At the Data + Creativity Meetup, a group of about 20 watched the episode “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” from the 1978 BBC documentary series Connections.

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Exaptation in Action: Understanding Disease from the Dark Side of the Moon

Dr. Sean Laverty spoke at the Data + Creativity Meetup, sharing how researchers have exapted an algorithm previously used to guide spacecraft in the Apollo moon missions to study the spread of deadly human pathogens. We broadcast the event on Facebook Live. Click here to watch.

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