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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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A Formula to Find the Uninsured Around the Country

by Civis Analytics

Enroll America is an organization with a big job: to find the uninsured around the country and persuade them to sign up for health insurance. It needs a good way to find them. The organization realized early that it would need a detailed picture of just who was uninsured int he country and where they lived. [Enroll America] partnered with...

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7 fast growing Chicago tech companies that are hiring right now

7 fast growing Chicago tech companies that are hiring right now

by Civis Analytics

“This civic tech company came out of President Obama’s cutting edge 2008 election campaign. Led by Obama’s former chief analytics officer Dan Wagner, Civis Analytics is reapplying the lessons they learned on the campaign trail as a big data startup. They have a number of different expertise including database integration, predictive analytics, randomized controlled experiments, and survey research.” Read full...

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Civis Wins the Moxie Awards’ Best New Startup

Civis Wins the Moxie Awards’ Best New Startup

by Civis Analytics

This past June, we were thrilled to be awarded Best New Startup at the third annual Moxie Awards. Our data scientists and software developers were honored to take home the statue. The Moxies celebrate Chicago’s most innovative digital entrepreneurs and are presented each year by Built in Chicago. According to Built in Chicago founder Matt Moog, an incredible 175 new...

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Celebrating our First Anniversary with a Science Fair

Celebrating our First Anniversary with a Science Fair

by Miriam C.

This May Civis Analytics celebrated its first birthday! In honor of our raison d’etre—data science—we celebrated by having a grand science fair. Clad in Civis lab coats, staffers led various booths showcasing their analytic prowess in relatable terms. Senior Data Scientist, Derrick Higgins, asked participants to compete against a computer in predicting words from politicians’ speeches. Here Data Scientist Paul...

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Obama’s Data Gurus Find Life Outside the Beltway

Obama’s Data Gurus Find Life Outside the Beltway

by Civis Analytics

“A celebration was underway Thursday night on the seventh floor of a lofted office in Chicago’s West Loop. Civis Analytics, the firm founded by Dan Wagner, the former chief analytics officer of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, was marking (and marketing) its first birthday with the theme of a data “science fair.” That meant, among other things: DJ’s wearing lab...

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Ex-Obama Techies Celebrate Birthday with Science Fair

Ex-Obama Techies Celebrate Birthday with Science Fair

by Civis Analytics

“What happens when a bunch of data scientists throw a birthday party? There are drinks, food and music “” and a science fair. Civis Analytics, a company formed by many of the data scientists from Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, celebrated its one-year anniversary in style last night by hosting a science fair and Mayor Rahm Emanuel at its West Loop...

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How President Obama’s Campaign Used Big Data to Rally Individual Voters

How President Obama’s Campaign Used Big Data to Rally Individual Voters

by Civis Analytics

“Two years after Barack Obama’s election as president, Democrats suffered their worst defeat in decades. The congressional majorities that had given Obama his legislative successes, reforming the health-insurance and financial markets, were swept away in the midterm elections; control of the House flipped and the Democrats’ lead in the Senate shrank to an ungovernably slim margin. Pundits struggled to explain...

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