This group explores the intersection of the data revolution and the art of creating value. Bring your inner data scientist and learn how people are not only doing cool things with data, but doing so in ways that help startups, businesses, and other organizations thrive.
While we will always have industrial, academic, and government luminaries as speakers, this meetup will not just be about lectures and free pizza (or empanadas as we secure sponsors). Simply put, we are building a world-leading data community in the heart of the nation's capital. We are not reinventing Silicon Valley or New York, we are blazing a new trail forward.
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Sean, with degrees in mathematics, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering and an MBA from Oxford University, has served as a senior scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory for the past ten years. Previously, he served as the Chief Data Scientist at WiserTogether, a series A funded health care analytics firm, and the Director of Research at Manhattan Prep, a boutique graduate educational company. He was also the co-founder and CEO of a big data-focused startup: CloudSpree.
Robert is currently a researcher, teacher and PhD candidate at the University of Maryland. He studies online startup communities and the media's influence on entrepreneurship. In his prior life his worked for startups in both the food and animation industries. He helped startups understand their financial data better as well as connect that data with the rest of their systems. He's a fan of automation and a hater of paper. He also worked with New Ventures helping social and environmental entrepreneurs from developing countries find access to financing and markets. When he's not working, he's biking, rock climbing, and trying to eat the best food he can get his hands on.
founded NonprofitMetrics after his friends and colleagues complained one-too-many times about a lack of useful information on the nonprofit sector. After many months programming nights and weekends, Josh quit his day job and officially started NonprofitMetrics in April 2013. Prior to entering the startup world, Josh was a management consultant for Deloitte, analyst at the Government Accountability Office, and researcher for an environmental policy center in the Pacific Northwest. Educated at Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago, Josh is a self-taught coder who is well-versed in statistics, econometrics, nonprofits, and fly-fishing.