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GephiForceDiagramTool: Automatically create attractive network visualizations

GephiForceDiagramTool: Automatically create attractive network visualizations

by Adrianna J.

One aspect of the people-centered data science that we do at Civis is social network analysis. Connections between people in the online or physical world can give us insight into how a population can be segmented or how information spreads in a community. As we look to get the most extensive understanding of these network connections, we have turned to...

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glmnet for Python

glmnet for Python

by Bill L.

I’ve learned many things since I joined Civis. Least expected though is a new appreciation for simple linear regression and classification models. Shortly after I started, I was asked to evaluate a collection of modeling pipelines on a sample of typical prediction problems at Civis. Glancing at the list, I distinctly remember thinking the real task here was to measure...

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Design Sprint: A Researcher’s Perspective

Design Sprint: A Researcher’s Perspective

by Allison Sullivan

Recently, I participated in my first design sprint. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, a design sprint is an intense, week long program where designers, engineers, and subject matter experts focus on creating a prototype of a new product and then testing the product on potential customers. In the past, I’d consulted on product development projects, but only...

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Customer Acquisition Survey Modeling

Customer Acquisition Survey Modeling

by Civis Analytics

For any organization, growing your customer base, recruiting new employees, finding new donors, or expanding your user base can be daunting tasks. If you already have a good sense of what types of people your current users are, you might focus acquisition efforts on finding others who “look most like” those people, which can be done with a look-alike modeling...

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The people behind the people science: How our policies support work-life balance

The people behind the people science: How our policies support work-life balance

by Civis Analytics

With a culture of responsibility, transparency and acceptance, our attention to and appreciation of our employees is in the forefront of our minds. As a growing organization, we work hard but at the same time, we know people have lives outside of the office – from jetting off to explore a new place to major milestones like expanding their family....

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Using Sumo Logic for authentication auditing

Using Sumo Logic for authentication auditing

by Jeff H.

Behind the scenes at Civis, we take protecting client data and privacy very seriously. We invest substantial resources and Security/DevOps engineering time in technology and processes to protect our systems and client data. In addition to our own engineers, we rely on a variety of security technologies, including: Amazon Web Services (AWS) and their offerings, such as Amazon Inspector Next-generation...

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Civis web surveys: designed by you, powered by data science

Civis web surveys: designed by you, powered by data science

by Masahiko A.

It’s no secret that it’s becoming harder to field surveys in a way that’s both accurate and cost effective. Fewer people have landline phones, and surveying cell phones comes with high costs and regulatory issues. Because of this, market researchers and pollsters are turning to online surveys. But online surveys don’t come without challenges: it’s hard to know where exactly...

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