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Joshua Tauberer

5 Q’s for Open Data Expert Joshua Tauberer

Published on January 10th, 2014 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Joshua Tauberer, veteran civic hacker and founder of GovTrack, about his thoughts on federal open data, which agencies are doing it right, and how the open data movement has grown over the past few years. This interview has ... Read More

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5 Q’s with CTO Scott Sorensen

Published on December 15th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Scott Sorensen, the Chief Technology Officer of genealogy company, who spoke about how the 30-year-old company uses Hadoop to manage its billions of genealogical records and has branched out recently to DNA testing. Travis Korte: Ancestry was ... Read More

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Dr. Rose McDermott

4 Q’s for Divorce Contagion Study Author Rose McDermott

Published on November 15th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Dr. Rose McDermott, a professor of Political Science at Brown University who recently led a study that models divorce as a function of network structure. Along with network scientists Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler, McDermott found that study ... Read More

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Aurelius partner Marko Rodriguez

5 Q’s with Graph Database Expert Marko Rodriguez

Published on November 9th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Dr. Marko A. Rodriguez, a partner at graph computing startup Aurelius. Uniquely suited to storing and processing data from social networks, human brain research and other disparate fields, graph databases and graph analytics have enjoyed a swift increase ... Read More

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MapBox CEO Eric Gundersen

5 Q’s with MapBox CEO Eric Gundersen

Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation talked with Eric Gundersen, CEO of MapBox, about unexpected use cases of his company’s technology and why he bet big on open-source. MapBox builds open mapping tools and uses them to create custom maps. Travis Korte: MapBox is a great ... Read More

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David Edinger, Denver's Chief Performance Officer

5 Q’s with David Edinger, Denver’s Chief Performance Officer

Published on October 27th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with David Edinger, the City of Denver’s Chief Performance Officer, about his philosophy of data-driven government innovation and how to avoid data silos in large organizations. Edinger has worked since 2011 to turn the insights from Denver’s CitiStat program ... Read More

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a Pulse Pod

5 Q’s With Ecological Sensing Expert Adam Wolf

Published on October 20th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

Princeton post-doc Adam Wolf and his colleagues have developed the Pulse Pod, a low-cost, low-energy device that can collect data from a wide variety of sensors and rapidly make the data available on the internet, even in areas with low internet connectivity. The pods transmit ... Read More

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Oleg Rogynskyy, founder and CEO of sentiment and text analytics startup Semantria

5 Q’s with Sentiment Analysis Expert Oleg Rogynskyy

Published on October 9th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Oleg Rogynskyy, the founder and CEO and founder of Semantria, a sentiment and text analytics startup based out of Montreal. Sentiment analysis, which applies machine learning, natural language processing and computational linguistics to extract meaning from text, has ... Read More

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Mike Reich, CEO of Seabourne Inc., talks with the Center for Data Innovation's Travis Korte

5 Questions for Data Implementer Mike Reich

Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation sat down with Mike Reich, founder and CEO of data consultancy Seabourne Inc., in Washington, D.C., to talk about the nitty gritty of implementing data initiatives at enterprise and federal scale... Read More

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Rinat Sergeev, Data Scientist at NASA Tournament Lab

5 Questions for Crowdsourcing Expert Rinat Sergeev

Published on September 6th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with the NASA Tournament Lab‘s (NTL) Data Science lead, Rinat Sergeev, about the philosophy of crowdsourcing and its place in government. Sergeev, a physicist by training, studies crowdsourcing from a methodological perspective, and works with the rest of the NTL ... Read More

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Mollie Ullman-Cullere, co-chair of Health Level 7's Clinical Genomics program.

5 Questions for Genomic Data Standards Expert Mollie Ullman-Cullere

Published on August 30th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

With the costs of genomic data analysis plummeting, standards setting organizations like Health Level 7 (HL7) have a key role to play in ensuring that aggregate knowledge can be gleaned from the latest genomic research. Biomedical informaticist Mollie Ullman-Cullere, co-chair of HL7’s Clinical Genomics program, ... Read More

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Jack Madans from Code for America on why civic hacking matters.

Code for America on Why Civic Hacking Matters

Published on August 28th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

Civic hackathons sometimes get flak for failing to produce polished, government-ready applications. But for Jack Madans, Code for America‘s Government Partnerships Manager, that is missing the point. Hackathons are not just for building apps, he says; they are also essential to building and sustaining a ... Read More

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Alen Peacock, co-founder of cloud storage startup Space Monkey, discusses the problems with datacenters.

Space Monkey Co-Founder On The Trouble With Datacenters

Published on August 23rd, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Alen Peacock, co-founder of cloud-based storage startup Space Monkey. Space Monkey, which has been described as “Dropbox meets BitTorrent,” applies the peer-to-peer model to data storage, offering users a secure, in-home machine that both hosts their own data and ... Read More

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Berkeley’s New Masters in Data Science Explained

Published on August 18th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Information, about MIDS, the school’s new online Masters in Data Science program. Saxenian, an expert in regional social and professional networks, discusses the inception and future vision for the ... Read More

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