ABOUT Data Week DC
In 2017 when we founded DC DATACON it was to fill a need in bringing the data practitioners of our region together for the "big conversation" about data science to complement our vibrant meet-up culture that is Data Community DC (DC2). One of our goals was to highlight the strength and opportunity that is our data science ecosystem in the DMV. After two successful years, we have learned a ton and are excited to be embarking on the evolution of this concept.
In 2019, Data Week DC is taking place October 1-5 at venues all over our region. During this time, our data community (meet-ups, higher ed, non-profits and corporations) are producing events addressing data science topics of interest to the communities that they serve. Think of it as a crowd-sourced 5-day conference led by our data community in the spirit of SXSW. We are now rolling this out and turning it over to our community. It is an experiment and we are excited to see how our data community steps up and leads.
We are excited to use this opportunity to tap the entrepreneurial spirit of our region and encourage anyone that thinks they have an idea for an event to reviewing the link below. Then, go to the Register an Event link above and complete the form to get an event on the Data Week DC calendar.
Thank you to our funding sponsors: ASA (American Statistical Association), ATA, LLC (Advanced Technology Applications), Datastax, and Rising Media. If you are interested in joining these fine companies and sponsoring Data Week DC, please view the Sponsor Prospectus below and get in touch with us. We need the financial support of our business, not for profit, and academic communities to extend our reach and fulfill our greater mission.
Any member of the Steering Committee is here to serve you. Look us up, connect and start a dialogue. Tell your friends and colleagues about Data Week DC and attend as many events as you can.
Data Community DC
Data Community DC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) not for profit organization committed to connecting and promoting the work of data professionals in the National Capital Region by fostering education, opportunity, and professional development through high-quality, community-driven events, resources, products and services.
The pulse of Data Community DC (DC2) is measured by its Meetups. Covering the spectrum of data science, DC2 promotes data scientists and their work, from gathering and organizing data (DWDC), to developing options and hypotheses about the data (DEDC), developing algorithms (DSDC, WDSDC & FSDS), implementing those algorithms (SPDC), building businesses around the data, communicating your work (DVDC), and collaborating around your work (DCNO)...and more. DC2 produces many events over the course of the year and look forward to seeing you at a meet-up soon. Visit DC2 on-line at www.DataCommunityDC.org.