Welcome to Analyze Boulder 16!
Abby McClelland will teach us how to understand - and critique - media reports on standardized test scores as a measure of school quality in Colorado. Focusing on test score relationship to school quality (or lack thereof) and how uncertainty in the data limits our ability to draw the kind of absolute conclusions about relative school quality that show up in news articles. Lots of graphs!
Richard Hackathorn will school us on "How To Stay Competitive in Data Analytics." Like it or not, this profession requires constant, never-ceasing learning. What you know now will carry you only the next few years, then you're the weakest link. The good news is... there are dollars flowing and opportunities popping every week.
John De Goes is an open source developer and will give a talk on analytics tooling for NoSQL databases.