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Lightning talks are scheduled!

Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 23rd at 6:30 pm at GWU's Eliott School of International Affairs on E St (not Funger Hall). Here are the confirmed talks - more to be added soon.

Harlan Harris - VennEuler.jl (Julia)
Aaron Schumacher - JSON/Stat (R)
Isaac Slavitt - Modeling with scikit-learn (Python)
Max Richman - Survey Weights (R)
Lee De Cola - R Spatial Bestiary (R)
Amanda Traud - GDELT and Networks in R, Python, and Javascript
Ken Wilkins - Implicit assumptions when handling missing data in typical (or more state-of-the-art) methods (R)
John Tillinghast - STAN and rstan (R)

Bios below:

Harlan is Director of Data Science at The Education Advisory Board and President of Data Community DC.
Twitter: @harlanh

Isaac is a co-founder of DrivenData, a platform to host data science competitions for social good. He recently completed his master's in Computational Science and Engineering at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and has a BS in Operations Research from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Originally from Boston, he works as an operations research analyst in DC.
Twitter: @drivendataorg

Aaron is a data scientist and educator. He enjoys Emacs, Python, R, breakdancing, and Hack and Tell.

Amanda is currently a Data Scientist for L-3 Data Tactics, where she has worked on network analysis, and creating R and JavaScript programs to visualize and analyze networks. She holds a PhD in Biomathematics, and has explored the uses of network science in everything from Facebook to prairie dogs to zombie outbreaks.
Twitter: @altraud

Max Richman is the chief data scientist at GeoPoll, a global mobile phone survey platform, and co-founder of the DataKind DC chapter, a volunteer group that connects data scientists with social sector organizations.
Twitter: @richmanmax

Ken is Mathematical Statistician at NIH, R user since 1999 practicing biostatistics in clinical research for the public, private and non-profit sectors over the past decade.