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Hack Hunger Hackathon

Hack Hunger Hackathon

by Salil G.

One of the best things about working at Civis Analytics is the number of opportunities we have to give back to the Chicago community. On September 23rd, Civis was proud to be a sponsor and participate in the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Hackathon to End Hunger. The Hackathon is an annual event that brings the Chicago tech community together to...

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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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Leading with Data: Civis and the National Technical Information Service

Leading with Data: Civis and the National Technical Information Service

by Mary L.

For the past two years and up until a few months ago I was part of a unique White House initiative that paired the country’s top technologists with its brightest civil servants, on a joint effort to improve the usability and reliability of Federal government’s critical public services. This illuminating experience gave me visibility across multiple Federal agencies into the...

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Putting the Power of Campaign Targeting in Your Hands: VoteWithMe

Putting the Power of Campaign Targeting in Your Hands: VoteWithMe

by David S.

A few weeks ago, I was canvassing in New Hampshire to knock on the doors of strangers and ask them to make a plan to vote. See – I’m a data scientist, and I don’t know what you know about data scientists, but we’re not the most extroverted creatures. That’s when I had the idea, “How much more effective would...

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Civis at PyData Chicago 2016

Civis at PyData Chicago 2016

by Michael H.

Data science is an interdisciplinary endeavor. It requires a variety of technical knowledge, from computer science to statistics to data visualization. While conferences are a great way to gain such knowledge, many conferences focus only on particular aspects of data science (e.g., NIPS for machine learning, or PyCon for Python programming), and so one would have to go to several...

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CEC and 1871 Present Civis Analytics with Momentum Rising Star Award

CEC and 1871 Present Civis Analytics with Momentum Rising Star Award

by Dan Wagner

Last week, the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and the City of Chicago awarded our company, Civis Analytics, the ‘Merrick Momentum Rising Star Award’. In receiving this award, we’re proud to join co-winner @properties and previous Chicago winners including kCura, SMS Assist, Cleversafe and more. For us, this award is near unbelievable. This time just three years ago, our small founding team...

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