Category Archives: Announcements

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Data Visualization DC Workshops

Bridging the gap between general presentations and traditional education. Continue reading

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Win Free eCopies of Social Media Mining with R

This is a sponsored post by Richard Heimann. Rich is Chief Data Scientist at L-3 NSS and recently published Social Media Mining with R (Packt Publishing, 2014) with co-author Nathan Danneman, also a Data Scientist at L-3 NSS Data Tactics. … Continue reading

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GovTribe Releases Government Contracting Data API

ARLINGTON, VA – GovTribe Inc, a technology firm specializing in government contracting market data, today announced the beta release of its application programming interface (API).  The GovTribe API provides real-time federal contracting market data through a RESTful web service. Customers … Continue reading

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A New Type of Meet Up Event?

Come join us the day after Memorial day for a new type of Meet Up. In the past, Data Innovation DC and Data Community DC have brought in fascinating speakers discussing data products and services that have already been built … Continue reading

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The Pragmatic Hackathon – Lean Customer Development for Data Products with the US Census Bureau

Interested in starting a company? It is summertime, the time for sequels. Our first event with the US Census Bureau was such a success that we are having a follow up event as part of the National Day of Civic … Continue reading

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