Winter Updates from District Data Labs

Just wanted to give you a quick update about some exciting things happening in our data community with regard to education.

Last year, we sent out a survey to this group about potentially starting an data science academy. Many of you responded and as a result, a few of us have formed District Data Labs, which will focus on bringing more and better data science educational offerings to our community.  Expect to see more workshops and some longer courses being offered this year!

Speaking of workshops, a lot of you have expressed interest in learning more about Python and how it can be used to ingest, analyze, model, and visualize data. So to start the year off right, we’ve got a couple Python Data Analysis workshops coming up on February 22nd.  Make sure to check those out!

Lastly, if you have any topics you’d like to learn more about or if you can teach a subject you think others in the community would like to learn more about, please get in touch with me. I’d love to get your thoughts.

Thanks, and happy learning in 2014!

Tony Ojeda
Data Community DC & District Data Labs

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Tony Ojeda

Manager, Data Analysis and Strategic Solutions at Follett Higher Education Group
Tony Ojeda is an accomplished manager and aspiring entrepreneur with expertise in optimizing business processes through innovative data solutions. He is currently Manager of Data Analysis and Strategic Solutions at Follett Higher Education Group. He has an MS in Finance from Florida International University and an MBA with concentrations in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from DePaul University. He is a co-founder of Data Community DC, currently serves as the organization’s Treasurer, and is actively involved in promoting data science education both through Data Community DC and through SageBourse (a data science tutoring marketplace he started).
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