Thoughts on the Data Ecosystem

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The Year of Putting Data to Work

December 22, 2014 by Nate Williams

It’s been a banner year for the data ecosystem.

In terms of sheer data volume… well, frankly, it’s been off the charts:

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Pizza, Beer and Open Source Collaboration with GitHub

November 25, 2014 by Ken Kaczmarek

Beer glass

Gusty winds and 14 degree temperatures are apparently no match for pizza, beer and code.

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5 Steps to Faster Data Projects

November 20, 2014 by Nate Williams

Data projects come in many shapes and sizes. From big data predictive analytics to small data spreadsheet projects, from building new open data applications to reconciling a couple of ERP tables in the accounting department.

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Of Unicorns and Clydesdales: Data Science at the Departmental Level

November 7, 2014 by Ken Kaczmarek

Much electronic ink has been spilled on the rise of the data scientist.

They’ve been called sexy. They’ve been called unicorns. And, we clearly see a direct correlation between this recent adulation and the uptick in searches for “sexy unicorn”. (At least, I hope that’s the reason).

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Code for America: City of Chicago Edition

October 21, 2014 by Nate Williams

I had a chance to attend an excellent meetup of the Chicago City Data User Group last week, which focused on Chicago’s contribution to the Code for America Summit:

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