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Summer Interns and Fellows

by Brian G.

We recently said goodbye to our inaugural class of summer Interns and Fellows here at Civis. The class of ’14 worked hard with our Engineering, Data Science R&D, Applied Data Science, and Data Research teams helping solve tough problems for non-profits, political campaigns, and companies. We accepted students from all over the country, ranging from rising juniors to completed PHDs...

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How Forecasting Revolutionized Election Resource Allocation

by Jesse S.

How can we predict voter outcome to help manage our outreach resources? We used our Golden program to perform 60,000 daily simulations to remove polling biases and keep us as accurate as possible during the 2012 Obama re-election campaign. Summary Challenge Campaign decision makers work in a data rich environment. Internal metrics, consultant pollsters, and public polling inundate campaigns, but...

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