Last Thursday, Data Science on the Plains hosted their first meetup event. The event started with peer to peer networking over pizza and beer followed by a presentation by Union Pacific’s Jason Hochwender who spoke about the multiple data analytic projects currently happening at UP and his own pursuit of creating a data driven culture. 25 attendees from a range of different companies across Omaha were able to brainstorm strategies on how to lead data science initiatives into our own organizations and navigate politics that may arise in the process. Come join us at our next meeting in early November and help us continue to build the data science community in Omaha.

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Live Well Omaha is a nonprofit that leads a coalition of organizations to collectively prioritize health in Omaha. Live Well is paving new ground in the nonprofit sector with their data driven mindset.  They approached Contemporary Analysis with an idea: to visualize their health data with interactive storytelling maps, tracking the progress of different health metrics in Omaha such as child healthy weight.

 Join them this Thursday, June 21 to discuss possible solutions to health issues in Omaha.  Discover how the right visuals and story can help people digest information that may be hard to glean from printed statistics alone. Look for our case study about Live Well in the coming weeks to learn more. Register for the event: Map Chats with Live Well Omaha.

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Here at Contemporary Analysis we believe good visualization is the key to understanding data and making data-driven decisions from it. We have worked with multiple companies (including nonprofits) over the years to provide valuable visualizations of their data, both at the macro and micro levels, to help them use their data more strategically. While technologically agnostic, we do recommend Tableau for those users who are either new or non-technical. We offer classes on how to use data visualization through our school, the Omaha Data Science Academy.

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Data science has been named America’s hottest job by an article written in Bloomberg.

In recent years, there has been an explosion in the amount of available data and an advancement in tools that can tame and harness it. Companies are counting on data scientists to make discoveries within the data, yet there is a major shortage of people who are skilled in this area. The article recounts how this scarcity is causing companies to pay incredibly high wages to attract these sought-after professionals.

 

Programs for aspiring data scientists are difficult to find within traditional institutions because data science has only sprung up in recent years. Nontraditional educational routes such as the Omaha Data Science Academy has tried to fill this gap. Interested in joining the next cohort? Apply now.


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GI Bill

The GI Bill is now accepted by the Omaha Data Science Academy. Veterans, in partnership with the Interface Web School, can now use their GI Bill® to receive relevant tech training at the DSA

We want to help veterans jumpstart their career transition by preparing them with the necessary skills needed for a successful and profitable job in data science. Learn from practicing data scientists and get a leg up on college grads. 

Cohort 1 starts with Introduction to Data Science classes on July 11. Apply now.



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