Monthly Archives: July 2013

Weekly Round-Up: Data Science Roles, Technology Stacks, Predictive Analytics, and Michael Jordan

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 data science technology stacks to Michael Jordan. In … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t There More Open Data Startups?

This post is a guest reblog (with permission original 1/19/2011) by Tom Lee, the Director of Sunlight Labs and recent speaker at Data Innovation DC. It’s a question I’m seeing asked more and more: by press, by Gov 2.0 advocates, and by … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Questions A Data Scientist Should Ask During a Job Interview

The data science job market is hot and an incredible number of companies, large and small, are advertising a desperate need for talent. Before jumping on the first 6-figure offer you get, it would be wise to ask the penetrating … Continue reading

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The Open Source Report Card – A Fun Data Project Visualizing your GitHub Data

Do you contribute to Open Source projects? Do you have a Git Hub account? If so, keep reading.  Dan Foreman-Mackey built the Open Source Report Card, a fantastic web application that simply asks you for your GitHub username and then gives … Continue reading

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Local Company, Prime Dimensions, Earns Recognition in SAP HANA Business Case Competition

This post is a Press Release for a small, local data-oriented company and  is reblogged with permission.  July 15, 2013 – Fairfax, VA  Prime Dimensions, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been selected to work with SAP to … Continue reading

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Data Science MD Discusses Health IT at Shady Grove

For its June meetup, Data Science MD explored a new venue, The Universities at Shady Grove. And what better way to venture into Montgomery County than to spend an evening discussing one of its leading sectors. That’s right, an event … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: Big Data Projects, OpenGeo, Coca-Cola, and Crime-Fighting

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 big data projects to Coca-Cola. In this week’s … Continue reading

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Introducing the Congress App for iOS from the Sunlight Foundation

This post is reblogged with permission from the Sunlight Foundation and the original can be found here. We at Data Community DC are always looking to highlight local innovations in data including software, apps, data sets, infrastructure, databases, startups, algorithms, … Continue reading

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Python for Data Analysis: The Landscape of Tutorials

Python has been one of the premier general scripting languages, and a major web development language. Numerical and data analysis and scientific programming developed through the packages Numpy and Scipy, which, along with the visualization package Matplotlib formed the basis … Continue reading

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#DCtech Tweets Visualized in 60 Minutes

Yesterday, Peter Corbett of iStrategyLabs posted a data set of 65,000 tweets and facebook statuses with the hashtag #dctech and challenged the community to visualize it.

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