Description

Data Community DC is a non-profit organization that organizes several monthly, free meetups for data scientists worldwide.

The community provides a space for education and professional development in data science. For this purpose, its main task is to organize meetups and deliver resources to members.

You can join the community simply as a member by participating in the meetups you find more interesting. Additionally, you can join as a volunteer or as an organizer if you want to further involve yourself in the community.

The community host many meetups and other events approximately once a month, and all of them are free. The events range 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, and communicating your work (DVDC). You will find more information about these events in the "meetings" section.

Each event has its own profile on the Meetup.com website. You can follow the events you are interested in to receive updates and information about upcoming meetings.

Furthermore, members benefit from juicy discounts on books, education, and in-person workshops. They can also find new career opportunities at the community's job board, and submit their work or explore other members' works in the gallery.

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Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2012
  • Founders:

    Harlan Harris and Marck Vaisman

  • Amount of members: 4,200
  • Online Group: No
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • ONG: Yes
  • Method: In Person, Virtual

Benefits

Get juicy discounts and other benefits:
Being a member of Data Community DC comes with member-exclusive discounts on products like books, and special offers on education platforms and in-person workshops.

Participate in engaging events:
The community hosts many different events that cover diverse aspects of data science. Meetups range from gathering and organizing data, to developing algorithms and building businesses around the data.

Involve yourself with the community:
You can join as a member just by participating in one or several of the community's regular meetups. However, you can also join as a volunteer or as an organizer to be more deeply involved with daily activities at DC2.

Categories

Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Meetings

Data Community DC organizes many meetups that cover different aspects of data science. These events happen approximately once a month and are all free. These are some of the meetings, but you can find the full list on the community's meetups overview page.

  • Data Science DC: for professionals and students interested in discussing applied machine learning topics.
  • Data Visualization DC: to discuss data visualization, data communication, infographics, exploratory data analysis, charts and graphs, perceptual psychology, and more.
  • Data Wranglers DC: this event focuses on learning how to gather data and put it into a format you can analyze through workshops or presentations.
  • Statistical Seminars DC: these seminars look to bring an awareness of different statistical methods using free programming software.

Learning Events

The community's iconic meeting is the "Data Week". A 5-day event in which organizers and volunteers create conferences and events open to the general public. These are held in Washington and lots of people attend. The focus is on providing learning and networking spaces for new people to meet the community. On the other hand, there are also virtual events for which you need to register previously.

Networking Events

The "Data Week" is an opportunity for members to do networking. New people attend the conferences so it is a good chance to invite them to be part of the community. Also, members interact through the community's monthly meetups.

Content Library

The community has a gallery section. This is equipped with visual content, especially graphics and histograms. Even though the key topic is data and technology, you can find extra graphics based on geography, teaching, and health. Additionally, you can subscribe for free to the community's weekly newsletter to receive the latest content on data science.

Benefits with other companies

Data Community DC has discounts and special offers for members. For example, you can get a 50% off on all courses of the Sulkingskillset platform by using the community's code. Also, you can enjoy a 30% discount on a book from Jonathan Schwabish and $100 off in-person workshops from DistrictDataLabs.

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