Computer Science Table (CS Table) is a weekly meeting of Grinnell College community members (students, faculty, staff, etc.) interested in discussing topics related to computing and computer science. CS Table meets Tuesdays, noon-12:50 p.m. in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 224B.
Nov. 19. Our next few discussions will focus on how technology is used to influence the democratic process. Nov. 19 we'll talk about digital canvassing: the use of digital technology such as social media to reach out to your electorate. With the rise of big data and data science, political campaigns are quickly realizing the power of these tools to help understand, reach out, and influence potential voters.
- A brief introduction: Social Roots. What is Digital Canvassing? SocialRoots @ Medium.com. September 6, 2017.
- A look at the digital canvassing techniques of the Obama campaign in 2012, which revolutionized how politicians use technology in their campaigns: Sasha Issenberg. How Obama's Team Used Big Data to Rally Voters. MIT Technology Review: Intelligent Machines. December 19, 2012.
Students on meal plans, faculty, and staff are expected to cover the cost of their meals. Visitors to the College and students not on meal plans can contact Professor Osera to find out how to charge their meals to the department.