Monthly Archives: February 2013

Risks of Predictive Analytics

Based on an analysis of more than a half million public posts on message boards, blogs, social media sites and news sources, IBM predicts that ‘steampunk,’ a sub-genre inspired by the clothing, technology and social mores of Victorian society, will … Continue reading

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Putting Maryland on the (Data) Map

With the formation of the newly re-named Data Science MD, it seemed appropriate to highlight some of the Maryland-based practitioners of data science. While New York, San Francisco, and even DC get all the attention, Baltimore and the surrounding areas … Continue reading

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Data Unconference: The Sunlight Foundation’s 5th Annual Transparency Camp

DC2 would like to invite you to Sunlight Foundation’s 5th annual TransparencyCamp on May 4th and 5th at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center, Washington, DC. Early bird registration for TransparencyCamp 2013 is still open until March 1, 2013, so register today!

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An Introduction to TechBreakfast and Why You Should Care

I want to introduce you to TechBreakfast, a rapidly growing meetup group that hosts events in Baltimore, Columbia, DC, and Northern VA.  So why the introduction? Don’t you already have enough Meetup groups to go to? DC2 has at least … Continue reading

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Keep your data science efforts from derailing – A Strata 2013 Talk Preview

By Marck Vaisman and Sean Murphy Is your organization considering embracing data science? If so, we would like to give you some helpful advice on organizational and technical issues to consider before you embark on any initiatives or consider hiring data scientists. Join … Continue reading

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Big (Data) News Coming from Intel at #StrataConf

The photo below was taken at StrataConf tonight (Monday) around 9pm PST. It would seem that Intel has a large announcement coming …

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Weekly Round-Up: Smart Data, Tableau, Tesla, and a Free Data Science Ebook

Welcome back to the round-up, an overview of the most interesting data science, statistics, and analytics articles of the past week. This week, we have 4 fascinating articles ranging in topics from smart data to a free data ebook. In … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Mid Maryland Data Science Meetup

What is data science? You may or may not have heard of it before because it is a newer term. It has only existed for 10 years in its current form with widespread use beginning just a few years ago. … Continue reading

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Data Visualization: Our Gun Debate

Our nation’s gun debate has been thrust back into the spotlight, and as a data scientist I am interested in what data we have and how we can visualize it to glean new information and knowledge.  As we know, data … Continue reading

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Examining Overlapping Meetup Memberships with Venn Diagrams

As of the beginning of 2013, Data Community DC ran three Meetup groups: Data Science DC, Data Business DC, and R Users DC. We’ve often wondered how much these three groups overlapped. In this post, I’m going to show you … Continue reading

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