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Data Community DC, sponsors, etc.

From: Harlan H.
Sent on: Friday, August 24, 2012 6:03 PM
Hi everyone! Some important Data Science DC announcements! Please read!

There's still room at Monday's Meetup, where Sean, Marck and I will be presenting survey data about who Data Scientists (and analytics professionals generally) are, along with some thoughts on issues with Data Science careers and recruiting. We will be presenting a much shorter version of the same talk at DataGotham in NYC in September, so get a free, local, and more-complete preview here!

Several of us have now formed a new non-profit organization called Data Community DC to support this and other Meetups, and to organize events and services for the local community. DC2 should help DSDC remain healthy and active for years to come! Please check out the web site at, follow us on Twitter at @datacommunitydc, and suggest things that you'd like to see DC2 do in the future!

Speaking of healthy and active communities, DSDC is now one year old and is nearing its thousandth member! Congratulations to all of us! If there's anyone interested in a terrific sponsorship opportunity, what about buying us a couple of celebratory sheet cakes for Monday's Meetup? Drop me a line if you or your organization might be interested in this.

DC2 is partnering with the Predictive Analytics World for Government conference to offer a 10% registration discount for DSDC members! Predictive Analytics World for Government, the first vendor-neutral analytics conference for government, is holding its second annual conference this September 17-18 in Washington, DC. PAW-Gov is a practically-focused conference that highlights case studies of how government agencies are currently using data analytics to solve real world problems. To register with the discount, please use code DCDC12. It's a good conference -- please check them out!

It's worth thanking our other outstanding sponsors as well:
SRA International
Elder Research -- new this month!
ASA offers $50 off membership fees to DSDC members.
Thank you all!

For those interested in giving back to the community, there's a new campaign from the Code for America folks called Open Impact. Their goals are to form Code for America brigades focused on deploying, maintaining, and sustaining civic technology and open data infrastructure at the local level. Open Impact is a set of tools and resources for local organizers to use for promoting open data and open government.

All for now!


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