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.
Contact us at:
- Data Science DC Meetup
- Statistical Programming DC Meetup (formerly R Users DC)
- Data Innovation DC Meetup (formerly Data Business DC)
- Data Visualization DC Meetup
- Data Science MD Meetup
- Data Wranglers DC Meetup
- W3DC (Web and Technology Team)
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.