Monthly Archives: June 2013

Data Visualization: The Double Edged Data Sword

Can we use data visualization, and perhaps data avatars, to build a better community?  If you’ve ever been part of making the rules for an organization, you may be familiar with the desire to write a rule for every scenario … Continue reading

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The Value of the Data Scientist – A Data Science DC Event Review

Earlier this month the Data Science DC Meetup hosted researchers and staff from the Sunlight Foundation  for a presentation on bringing clarity to flat text data using advanced analysis and data visualization. There is a wealth of raw, unstructured data, … Continue reading

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There is more than one kind of Data Scientist

The following was first posted on O’Reilly’s Strata blog, to coincide with the release of the report by Harlan Harris (author of this post), Sean Murphy, and Marck Vaisman. See also our earlier post about the work that led to … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: Industrial Internet, Business Culture, Visualization, and Beer Recommendations

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 the Industrial Internet to beer recommendations. In this … Continue reading

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Data Visualization: Teaching Data Viz

In the past few months Data Community DC (DC2) has brought together a series of great speakers for its visualization program DVDC, and now people are asking for more depth.  We have begun including interactive elements in our traditional lecture style … Continue reading

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Announcing Yet Another Big Data Book (but this one by a Local Author)

by Guest Blogger Jules J. Berman My book, Principles of Big Data: Preparing, Sharing, and Analyzing Complex Information was published this month, and Sean Murphy invited me to write a few words about Big Data (and to plug the book). … Continue reading

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Small DoD Engineering Company Offers Silicon Valley Experience in Nation’s Capital (Sponsored Blog)

The following is a sponsored blog post from a local company. We’re a small DoD engineering company, and we are looking for a cloud software engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit who would enjoy a Silicon Valley experience right here in … Continue reading

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Status, Professions, and Why We’re Building a Data Science Community

The dozen or so of us who volunteer our time to run Meetups and serve on the Data Community DC board are occasionally asked — why? Why is it important to us to create a regional community around data and … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Benchmarking, and R Packages

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 computer vision to popular R packages. In this … Continue reading

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Data Visualization: Data Viz vs Data Avatar

What does it mean to be a Data Visualizer?  It is mutually exclusive with a graphics/UX designer, data scientist, or a coder?  This last week I attended Action Design DC, which focused on motivating people to take action by presenting information … Continue reading

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