Data Science Research Bazaar

What is the Data Science Research Bazaar?

UW-Madison’s Data Science Research Bazaar is a two-day conference, where researchers and data scientists from various disciplines and industries will have opportunities to share their work, collaborate, and discuss their data science interests. With a focus not just on research and training in data science, but on fostering a collaborative data science community, the Data Science Research Bazaar is an event unlike any academic conference you have ever attended. The Data Science Research Bazaar is modeled off of the internationally occurring Research Bazaar, a worldwide festival promoting the digital literacy emerging at the center of modern research. The aim of these events is to equip researchers from all career stages with the digital skills and tools required to do their research better, faster and smarter. Throughout 2020, events will be held at a number of universities around the globe, and UW-Madison will host its Data Science Research Bazaar on January 24-25, 2020. For more information, please send us an email at

Pre-Bazaar Workshops (January 22-23)

Before the Research Bazaar begins, we will offer two days of workshops in data science skills. There will be two options for workshops to attend each day: on January 22, attendees can pick between Reproducibility for Everyone and Unix Shell & Version Control with Git, and on January 23, the workshops that will be offered are Intro to Python and Intro to R. Unix Shell & Version Control with Git, Intro to Python, and Intro to R will follow the curriculum developed for Software Carpentry workshops.

January 22: Reproducibility for Everyone

January 22-23: Software Carpentry

  • Day 1: Unix Shell & Version Control with Git
  • Day 2: Intro to Python or Intro to R

Research Bazaar 2020 Schedule-at-a-Glance
January 24-25
Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard Street, Madison, WI 53715
Day 1 Day 2
9:00  Discover, Collaborate, and Empower (aka Lightning Talks)

  • Request for information about resources
  • Request for domain application
  • General Collaborator Pitches
9:00 Mini-Workshops
11:30 Career Session (Lunch provided)

  • What is data science in a career?
  • How to go into data science
  • Career and internship resources
12:00 Lunch Break (Birds of a Feather Sessions)
1:30 Concurrent Sessions 1:30 Poster Session and Marketplace (Focus on Data Science in the Community)
3:00 Poster Session and Marketplace (UW Madison Research Focus; UW Madison and Community Resources)
5:30 Reception

More detailed explanations of each aspect of the schedule are available on this page.


We’re looking for submissions for lightning talks, concurrent sessions, workshops, posters, an art exhibit, birds of a feather sessions, marketplace booths, and sponsored career flash talks. Visit our Call for Submissions page for more information.


Save the date! Registration will open on November 1.



We are seeking sponsorship from industry and campus partners to make this a successful event! If you are interested in supporting the Data Science Research Bazaar, please checkout our sponsorship page or send an email to