Data Community DC

Data Community DC (DC2) is an organization formed in mid-2012 to connect and promoting the work of data professionals in the National Capital Region. We foster education, opportunity, and professional development through high-quality, community-driven events, content, resources, products and services. Our goal is to create a truly open and welcoming community of people who produce, consume, analyze, and work with data — data scientists, analysts, economists, programmers, researchers, and statisticians, regardless of industry, sector, or technology. As of January 2014, we are currently over 5,000 members strong from diverse industries and from a large variety of backgrounds.

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Euler ("Venn") Diagram of membership overlap of DC Meetup groups, as of Oct. 2013.

Euler (“Venn”) Diagram of membership overlap of DC Meetup groups, as of Oct. 2013.


With our blog, we are creating a podium by which thought-leaders in this field can emerge from the relative technological silence of the national capital region. We focus on local authors creating leading articles, tutorials, editorials, and reviews. We also run several weekly features examining the best articles in data science and data visualization and highlighting publicly available data sources.

Services and Community

DC2 additionally operates the Data Events DC calendar, a curated calendar of relevant Meetups, conferences, hackathons, and workshops in the region. LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are conduits to share information among the practitioners in our community.