Courses & Events

While almost everyone uses computers today, most of us have only a vague idea of how they actually work. Terms like "big data," "artificial intelligence," "cyber security" and "the internet of things" appear in news articles frequently, but are rarely more than superficially explained. Without some basic understanding of the inner workings of the computer, how are we to have reasonably formed opinions on these developments? This class will look at where computers came from, how they work, and where they might be going. The only class requirement is curiosity. No technical background is needed.
Go mobile with your digital photography and explore creative possibilities with your iPhone camera. We will help expand your skill set using your iPhone camera, exploring the basic operations, tools, apps and tricks to help make you smartphone camera-smart. Included will be discussions and demonstrations on how to improve your photography through creative visual devices and techniques. Please bring your iPhones so we can do some hands-on practice in class.
This class will look at the quest for artificial intelligence and examine some significant achievements (and failures) in the field. We will look at Deep Learning and other methods currently being used to make computers "smarter," and we will consider the barriers to achieving human-level "thinking." How will we know when the threshold of true machine intelligence has been crossed, and what will that event mean for humanity? We will see what computer scientists, psychologists, philosophers and science fiction writers have said about the prospect of thinking machines.
KU Coding Boot Camp is a part-time, 24-week full stack flex course that gives you the knowledge and skills to build dynamic end-to-end web applications and become a full stack web developer.

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KU Data Analytics Boot Camp is a part-time, 24-week program that will empower you with the knowledge and skills to conduct robust analytics on a host of real-world problems.

Visit the KU Data Analytics Boot Camp website to get more information and reserve your spot today!

KU Coding Boot Camp is a full-time, 12-week full stack flex course that gives you the knowledge and skills to build dynamic end-to-end web applications and become a full stack web developer.


Take a quick, expert-led path into the world of data with the Big Data for Managers and Decision Makers workshop, presented by the University of Kansas in Kansas City. This three-part training event is for managers and managerial teams who want to learn the fundamentals of big data and how it can be used to improve business decisions.

Topics covered during the workshop include:

  • Day 1:
    • Data-Driven Decisions
    • Big Data Technological Landscape
  • Day 2:
    • The Intersection of Data Science and Big Data
    • Constraints and Limitations of Big Data
  • Day 3:
    • Big Data Resources and HR
    • New Directions and Opportunities for Innovation
This workshop is offered twice a year. To be notified when registration opens for the next workshop, click on the link below!