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Civis Data: The powerful dataset built right into Civis Platform

Civis Data: The powerful dataset built right into Civis Platform

by Wade J.

I work alongside data scientists every day, so I know that data science teams can help their businesses thrive if they have the right tools and the best, most complete data. That’s why I’m happy to share that Civis Platform comes with a powerful dataset built right in. With accurate, predictive data included, Civis Data helps organizations learn more about...

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You’ve built it, now automate it with Workflows in Civis Platform

by Lori E.

Today we’re launching Workflows in Civis Platform! This new feature is a data science automation tool that enables data scientists to cross small, manual tasks off their daily to-do lists so they can focus on what they do best: help decision makers see the big picture and make informed decisions. Workflows allow piecewise development, testing, and deployment of data science...

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From Science to Production: Unleash your Jupyter Notebooks

From Science to Production: Unleash your Jupyter Notebooks

by Lori E.

Data scientists are explorers. They use Jupyter Notebooks, one of the most popular environments for data science analysis, to begin work toward creative solutions to big problems. But once those solutions are discovered…what’s the next step? In order for data scientists to make a major impact, the creativity that starts in notebooks needs to find its way out to the...

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CivisML: Scikit-Learn at Scale

CivisML: Scikit-Learn at Scale

by Stephen H.

Late last year, my colleagues on the Social Science team were working on a new survey weighting scheme that would greatly improve the precision of our public opinion data. To make it work, they needed to fit dozens of models for each completed survey. Each survey asks multiple questions, each of which would need to be modeled individually, using an...

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How We Fine Tuned Lyric Opera’s Marketing Efforts

How We Fine Tuned Lyric Opera’s Marketing Efforts

by Scarlett S.

Like many nonprofits in the arts, Lyric Opera of Chicago faces the familiar challenges of aging audiences, technological disruptions, and changes in cultural consumption. In response, Lyric Opera, one of the leading opera companies in the United States, has innovated in its programming and marketing. Lyric intensified their online presence, creating a new state of the art website and investing...

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From a Mattress to a Standing Desk: Announcing our $22M Series A led by Drive Capital

From a Mattress to a Standing Desk: Announcing our $22M Series A led by Drive Capital

by Dan Wagner

This week, Civis Analytics is announcing the close of our Series A investment. All in we raised $22M, led by Drive Capital — a Midwestern-focused venture capital firm — with participation from Verizon Ventures, WPP, and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet. It’s a great round with a great set of partners, but you’ve probably read a lot of press...

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Hey, Nonprofits: Win a Chance to Ask America Anything

Hey, Nonprofits: Win a Chance to Ask America Anything

by Ashley L.

Here at Civis Analytics, we have so much to be thankful for. In particular, I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with nonprofits — that’s why I’m excited to announce that starting this Giving Tuesday, we’re accepting entries to the second-annual Ask America Anything contest. We’re giving away two questions on our weekly survey of Americans, as well as an...

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