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The Split Personalities of Data Scientists: Survey Results and Insights

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Who are Data Scientists and what is the distribution of their skills in the community? What skills do organizations say they want but actually need?

For our August event, Harlan Harris, Marck Vaisman, and Sean Murphy will be presenting results from a survey of Data Scientists that addresses these questions and explores the disconnect between reality and recruitment. They will highlight unique combinations of skills and suggest ways that Data Scientists can market themselves and get ahead.

6:30pm -- Networking and Refreshments 7:00pm -- Introduction 7:10pm -- Harlan, Marck and Sean's presentation and Q&A around 8:30pm -- Adjourn for Data Drinks Bios

Harlan Harris has a PhD in Machine Learning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is Senior Data Scientist at Kaplan Test Prep.

Marck Vaisman has an MBA from Vanderbilt and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, and is Principal Data Scientist at DataXtract, working with a broad range of clients.

Sean Murphy has an MBA from Oxford and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins, and has worked as a Data Scientist at Hopkins and at several startups.

Harlan and Marck co-organize the Data Science DC and R Users DC Meetups, and Sean will soon be launching a new Data Business DC Meetup. All three are on the Board of the forthcoming Data Community DC, Inc.