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JADS Highlights: Cool stuff that matters, with data

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2016: Grand opening of JADS

On December 1, 2016, her Majesty Queen Maxima officially opened the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, accompanied by then mayor of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Ton Rombouts.

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2017: Founding partnership BrandLoyalty

The leading marketing company BrandLoyalty was the first company to subscribe to the JADS vision of bridging the gap between research in data science and applying this knowledge in practice. Later many more business partners followed this example.

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2017: First Career Perspective Day

To provide information about the options data science professionals have in their bright futures, JADS organizes its Career Perspective Day (later: Data Science Days). The first edition was successfully launched on May 19, 2017.

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2017: JADS Wildlife Hackathon

How can we protect rhinos against poachers using big data? This was the theme of the very first Wildlife Hackathon organized by JADS on July 7, 2017. The winning team got to visit the Welgevonden resort for a real-life safari!

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2017 and onwards: Bringing data science to life for kids

Through events like the Summer School and the JINC event, JADS makes data science tangible and accessible for kids aged 9-12.

2018: First academic ceremony

One of the traditional happenings at a university are the academic ceremonies at which the professors get together to celebrate an important event. On January 12, 2018, it was the first time that an official cortège set foot in the chapel of Mariënburg at the inaugural speech of Prof. Maurits Kaptein.

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2017/2018: Graduation first JADS alumni

In 2017 & 2018, we celebrated the first graduates of theMaster, Professional Programs and PDEng. “My LinkedIn is flooded with job offers. Data Science is booming!” according to Diederik Pondman, one of the Master graduates.

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2018: Music x Data

In the series of innovative events, music and data, for example, generated from the audience’s Spotify profiles, shape a unique, personalized experience.

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2019: VISOR at Paaspop

How do you improve safety, security and crowd control using data science? JADS students performed experiments at Paaspop festival using data science in combination with modern
technology such as smart glasses and drones.

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2020: Bluetick raises pre-seed funding

The JADS Playground supports startups from idea to launch and everything in between. In 2020, Bluetick, a startup that makes finding and searching through legal documents faster and
more intuitive, organized a pre-seed funding round, which became one of the most successful Playground startups to date.

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2020: First edition Ladies of Data

Ladies of Data is an annual JADS event that aims to bring diversity into the Data Science and AI community by providing female role models and discuss cool topics relevant for the broader data science community.

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2021: Graduation event in times of COVID

On September 11, 2021, 109 JADS Podcast graduates were finally able to celebrate their graduation with their fellow students and loved ones. Due to COVID-19, the graduation ceremonies were postponed multiple times, but now, the young talents finally received the celebration they deserved.

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2021: Pandemic proof online selection week for EngD

The EngD program Data Science at JADS qualifies its students to become top-level professionals. The Data Challenge Week, the selection week for EngD Trainees, is a pressure cooker
week full of hard work, intensive projects and new friendships. How do you offer an event like this online due to a global pandemic?

More about the DCW pandemic edition

JADS Podcast

What is an algorithm? How does the technology behind Netflix work? What can data do for me? The JADS Data Dates podcast makes it tangible how data science touches everyone’s life.

Listen to the podcast here

2021: JADS MKB Datalab celebrates 100th partner!

Set up in 2018, MKB Datalab’s mission is to bridge the gap between developments in data science and the needs and wishes of the MKB, by connecting data science students to businesses. In 2021, they reached an important milestone: 100 partners.

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2022: JADS 5th anniversary

Tuesday June 14th we invited our community to come to our campus and celebrate our first five years with us. We welcomed over 250 visitors at our community event!

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