*Boulder Startup Week* Data Careers: How did they get there?

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Welcome to Analyze Boulder 70! **This event is on a TUESDAY, not our normal first-Wednesday slot due to Boulder Startup Week scheduling.**

Join us to learn how four data experts got to where they are today. We'll take a journey into how they got into data, what they love about it, the not so fun parts, and anything in between. We'll learn about their stories, their unique perspectives on data, and we'll walk away with at least one learning or bit of wisdom to take into our own lives. Join us for a great time with data geeks, beer included! Our lineup:

----- Kirk DeLisle -----
Kirk, a Staff Scientist at Inscripta, Inc, currently works on analytics in genomics and gene editing. His love for data was born out of his time in grad school where he studied pharmacology & physiology. There he ventured into bioinformatics and shifted his focus towards machine learning and statistical analysis as applied to the many -omics fields. He's applied stats and machine learning to bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and computational chemistry and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Applied Statistics. Prior to Inscripta, he founded Colorado Computational (coloradocomputational.com), held a role as Director of Bioinformatics at SomaLogic, and worked as a Senior Scientist for Array BioPharma.

----- Lynn Yarmey -----
Lynn, the Director of Community Development at the Research Data Alliance (RDA), bridges people, data, and technology to connect communities and build consensus. She works across traditional boundaries through relationships and strategic partnerships to align stakeholders and get things done. RDA's core focus is to build the social and technical bridges to enable the open sharing and re-use of data.

Lynn came to her interest in data through her early work as a seagoing programmer/analyst at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She served as the first Science Data Librarian at Stanford University and subsequently as the Lead Data Curator at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. She has served as Principal Investigator and Project Manager for numerous National Science Foundation awards related to data management, cyberinfrastructure development, and data community growth.

----- Julia Richman -----
Julia is the Chief Innovation and Technology Officer for the City of Boulder. She joined the city in 2017 as the Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer and in 2018 assumed leadership of the city’s enterprise technology function as well. Under Julia’s combined leadership, the city is creating an integrated innovation and technology function in the city. In her role, she acts as a City-wide partner to improve overall organizational capacity around:

• High Performance Government
• Data Driven Decision Making
• Operational Effectiveness and Efficiency
• Disruptive technology
• A Culture of Innovation
• Our Community as Resource
• Enterprise Technology

----- Barb Cohn -----

Chief Data Officer at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Barb focuses her work on replacing data silo thinking with shared, integrated, and efficient access for those in the rapidly changing transportation environment. Her role takes her beyond CDOT's boundaries into transportation at large.

Prior to CDOT, Barb was the Chief Data Officer for New York State where she was the chief architect and overseer of the New York State “Quality by Design” Open Data website, data.ny.gov. With over a decade of experience in various areas of data, public service, and policy, Barb brings expertise at the intersection of business, data, policy, technology, and culture to our panel.

As always, we start with social time / beer from 6-6:30pm, followed by the live event, and then we stick around and chat over beers afterward. You can also join the event via our live stream, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4cgvRokaTs

Interested in speaking at a future meetup? Contact us here: http://speakers.analyzeboulder.com.

Please bring cash to contribute for beer.