Category Archives: Announcements

DC NLP September 2014 Meetup Announcement: Natural Language Processing for Assistive Technologies

Curious about techniques and methods for applying data science to unstructured text? Join us at the DC NLP September Meetup! This month, we’re joined by Kathy McCoy, Professor of Computer & Information Science and Linguistics at the University of Delaware. … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Community, Events, GuestPost, Meetup | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Natural Language Analysis with NLTK on October 25th

        Data Community DC and District Data Labs are excited to be hosting a Natural Language Analysis with NLTK workshop on October 25th  For more info and to sign up, go to http://bit.ly/1pK0pFN.  There’s even an early bird discount if you register … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Events, Python, Text Analytics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to DataKind DC!

Harlan Harris is the President and a co-founder of Data Community DC, and is a long-time fan of DataKind. Last week, DataKind, the nonprofit that connects pro-bono data and tech folks with nonprofits in need of data help, announced the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Community | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Natural Language Processing DC Discussion List

Data Community DC is pleased to announce a new service to the area data community: topic-specific discussion lists! In this way we hope to extend the successes of our Meetups and workshops by providing a way for groups of local people … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

DC NLP August 2014 Meetup Announcement: Automatic Segmentation

Curious about techniques and methods for applying data science to unstructured text? Join us at the DC NLP August Meetup! This August, we’re joined by Tony Davis, technical manager in the NLP and machine learning group at 3M Health Information … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Events, GuestPost, Meetup | Leave a comment

My Brother’s Keeper Data Jam: August 2

On February 27, President Obama announced the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, a program that combines the efforts of the government, philanthropic organizations, and the private sector to work with boys and young men of color to close the lingering achievement … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Events | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Building Data Apps with Python on August 23rd

Data Community DC and District Data Labs are excited to be hosting another Building Data Apps with Python workshop on August 23rd.  For more info and to sign up, go to http://bit.ly/V4used.  There’s even an early bird discount if you register … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Events, Python | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Confire: A new Python library

Announcing the release of a new open source library: Confire is a simple but powerful configuration scheme that builds on the configuration parsers of Scapy, elasticsearch, Django and others. The basic scheme is to have a configuration search path that … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Python | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Announcing Discussion Lists! First up: Deep Learning

Data Community DC is pleased to announce a new service to the area data community: topic-specific discussion lists! In this way we hope to extend the successes of our Meetups and workshops by providing a way for groups of local … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Community, GuestPost, Resources | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Natural Language Processing in Python and R

This is a guest post by Charlie Greenbacker and Tommy Jones. Data comes in many forms. As a data scientist, you might be comfortable working with large amounts of structured data nicely organized in a database or other tabular format, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Data Wranglers DC, Events, GuestPost, Languages, Meetup, Python, R, Statistical Programming DC | Leave a comment