Nextgov Event: Dig into Data Science

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We'll chat with three data scientists at our first Innovation After Hours event of 2017

In 2012, the Harvard Business Review proclaimed the position of data scientist as the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” suggesting data science had the power to shape the future.

Five years later, it’s appropriate to ask how the government is making use of data scientists.

On Thursday, we at Nextgov will do just that, discussing data science with three data scientists across government at our first Innovation After Hours event of 2017. The event runs from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. at ImpactHub, 419 7th St. NW.

Our speakers include Jeff Chen, acting chief data officer for the Commerce Department, Peter Casey, senior data scientist for the city of Washington, D.C., and Dr. Terry Adams, program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

Discussion topics will include a nuanced chat about the job itself, as well as cool projects our speakers are working on and how the field of data science is changing. Specifically, we’ll talk about the intelligence community is researching on activity recognition in video, how the city of Washington, D.C., is using data to reduce the rodent population and how the Commerce Department is building a team of data scientists to do more with its data.

For more information and to register, visit our event website.