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Unit 4 Rapid Research: Data Innovations

AP Computer Science Principles, Rebekah Lang

1/31/2019

How Spotify Uses Big Data: Discover Weekly

 

One of the subjects we tackle in this course is Big Data! From Netflix movie suggestions to Facebook's targeted advertising to NBA draft picks, big data influences so much of the world around us.

A culminating project for this unit was to research a computing innovation and analyze how it uses big data as part of its functionality. Students had to then condense all of the information they found down onto a single one-pager.

See a sample one-pager in the attached picture.

Sample is published here with student permission.

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