Consultations and Office Hours
Scheduling a consultation with a BU Spark! team member is a great way to get started or take your idea to the next level. If you’re not sure who to schedule with, email us and we’ll be in touch.
If you’re working on a data science project and are at an intermediate or advanced skill level, you can schedule with Michelle Vong, Spark!’s Solutions Engineer for Data Science.
If you’re working on a software engineering project and are at an intermediate or advanced level, you can schedule with any of our software engineers.
Expert in Residence: Michelle Johnson (Computational Journalism)
Michelle Johnson. Associate Professor Emerita at the BU Department of Journalism, is available for consultations about the intersection of journalism and CDS.
Expert in Residence: Adam Friedman (Civic Tech)
Adam Friedman, founder and CEO of Civera, is available for applied data science consultations, specifically about voting, elections, and court data.
Expert in Residence: Kevin Hatchoua (UX Design)
Kevin Hatchoua, Senior User Experience Designer at Red Hat, is available for UX design consultations.
Expert in Residence: Tom Hopper (Data + Housing)
Tom Hopper, Director of Research & Analytics at the Massachusetts Housing Partnership Center for Housing Data, is available for applied data science consultations, specifically about housing.
Expert in Residence: Carl Williams (Civic Tech/Justice)
Carl Williams, Assistant Professor at Cornell Law School, is available for consultations in relation to the criminal legal system.
Expert in Residence: Freddie Vargus (Machine Learning)
Freddie Vargus, former Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Github, is available for consultations regarding machine learning.
Innovation Program and Projects
If you’re beginning your project or looking for guidance, you can schedule with any of our leading Spark! innovators.