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Elegant AWS Access Management with the IAM Role Injector

Elegant AWS Access Management with the IAM Role Injector

by John K.

To me, an important part of being an effective engineer is utilizing the best tool for the job. Most times you’ll need to orchestrate a bunch of them together. At Civis Analytics, we use Ansible for a myriad of dissimilar configuration management tasks: spin up AWS CloudFormation templates, install application dependencies, configure AWS CloudWatch alarms, etc. We’ve been using Ansible...

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Bigger, Cheaper, Faster Data in the Cloud

Bigger, Cheaper, Faster Data in the Cloud

by Civis Analytics

We’ve had a great week here at Civis. Since Monday, we celebrated our 2nd anniversary, made a splash at Technori, spoke at the Amazon Web Services summit, and launched the new Civis platform, an easy-to-use, end-to-end, powerful and customizable, data science platform in the Amazon cloud. The New York Times had this to say about our launch: “The kind of...

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The Healthcare Discussion on Twitter after the ACA Decision: Are we back to Square One?

The Healthcare Discussion on Twitter after the ACA Decision: Are we back to Square One?

by Keith I.

Here at Civis, we’re very interested in studying how events shape public opinion. Survey research is one great way to track public discourse, but ambient data from social media provides an excellent look at the organic conversation around an issue or event. We’ve been using Twitter to track US discussion on access to healthcare for months now, and the overall...

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Civis Analytics and AWS

Civis Analytics and AWS

by Civis Analytics

Data sets are growing rapidly. But in spite of this abundance of data, most organizations are still struggling to leverage all of it to understand their customers, figure out new markets, build their operations, and more. Data is the key to making these decisions effectively, but that data is buried deep in dozens of unconnected systems. There’s too much latency...

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Partnering with Discovery

Partnering with Discovery

by Peter B.

We are so happy to announce our partnership with Discovery Communications today. We’ll explore how the work Civis does can integrate in to Discovery’s global portfolio of television networks. Our teams are joining forces at a time when data and new technology continue to change the way viewers consume content. Together, we will interpret more accurately rapidly-evolving viewership patterns and...

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On building stuff at AWS re:Invent 2014

On building stuff at AWS re:Invent 2014

by Civis Analytics

Our founder, Dan Wagner, was recently featured at AWS re:Invent in a Founders Fireside Chat with Amazon CTO, Dr. Werner Vogels. Watch the full video, or read an excerpt below: Werner Vogels: “So do you actually build stuff?” Dan Wagner: “We do!” Werner Vogels: “So tell us the kinds of things that you build?” Dan Wagner: “We left the campaign...

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Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

by Civis Analytics

“Now a large set of data “” from Enroll America, the group trying to sign up people for the program, and from the data firm Civis Analytics “” is allowing a much clearer picture. The data shows that the law has done something rather unusual in the American economy this century: It has pushed back against inequality, essentially redistributing income...

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City Uses New Technology to Target Women, Encourage Mammography

by Civis Analytics

“CHICAGO ““ The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has joined Civis Analytics to conduct targeted outreach to uninsured women on the City’s South Side. The initiative encourages these women to take advantage of City-funded mammogram services. To identify the women most likely to be uninsured, Chicago-based analytics firm, Civis Analytics, used a combination of private and public data to...

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Why We Love Models

Why We Love Models

by Civis Analytics

Here at Civis, we love models. But not the ones that wear swimsuits or walk down runways: the kind of curves we care about are mathematical representations of human behavior, and we employ models to predict everything from political beliefs to consumer preferences. Why Model? Imagine that it’s your friend’s birthday, but you don’t know what present to buy for...

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