Category Archives: Announcements

October Starts Off Right: A Full Month of Events for Women in Tech

This is a guest post by Shannon Turner, a software developer and founder of Hear Me Code, offering free, beginner-friendly coding classes for women in the DC area. In her spare time she creates projects like Shut That Down and … Continue reading

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DC NLP October 2014 Meetup Announcement: Automated Query Parsing, and Fact Checking with Truth Teller

Curious about techniques and methods for applying data science to unstructured text? Join us at the DC NLP October Meetup! This month features an introduction to the art of automated query parsing, and a discussion of a WaPo app that … Continue reading

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Announcing the Publication of Practical Data Science Cookbook

Four of DC2′s board members have published a new book! Tony Ojeda, Sean Murphy, Benjamin Bengfort, and Abhijit Dasgupta are proud to announce the arrival of Practical Data Science Cookbook. Practical Data Science Cookbook is perfect for those who want to learn … Continue reading

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Fast Data Applications with Spark & Python Workshop on November 8th

          Data Community DC and District Data Labs are excited to be hosting a Fast Data Applications with Spark & Python workshop on November 8th  For more info and to sign up, go to http://bit.ly/Zhj0y1.  There’s even an … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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