Event: DAMA Day 2015


Data Governance & Data Security Management

Thursday May 14, 2015 at Hyatt Regency Bellevue

What you will learn

How best practice in the governance of data and information security is influencing business outcomes. What are the best practices in use at the major Seattle institutions? What are the new developments on the horizon?

When: Thursday May 14th, 7:30 – 5:30 + Networking Happy Hour
Where: Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

For more information about the event, as well as speaker biography, please visit DAMA Puget Sound website.

(Please note: the student discount rate is $50 and volunteer rate is only $25.)

US News: “Taking the Tech Track”

Krisanne Johnson for USN&WR

Krisanne Johnson for USN&WR

Check out the latest US News article on graduate schools in technology-related fields; which track is right for you?

“Indeed, the career opportunities for people with technology creds are expanding rapidly. Big data is becoming so key to strategic decision-making that the consulting group Gartner estimates that 4.4 million jobs in information technology have been created around the world just to support it – and that every one of those jobs has spawned three additional jobs” (US News, Best Grad Schools, 2016 Edition).

Read on for more!

Events: Data BootCamp (Washington DC)


If you want to get into the world of political data and help lead data-driven campaigns, then Data BootCamp is for you. We’ll cover the basics of voter file data, skills to clean and manage data using Excel and SQL, strategies for targeting voters and structuring a campaign program,  building and presenting information to report on campaign progress, and tactics for working effectively with other campaign departments.

Ideal candidates for BootCamp…

  • Have an affinity for and some background working with data
  • Have a thirst to learn more and are committed to affecting change through data
  • Are not afraid of a challenge and are willing to take risks
  • Can learn independently, but also work well in a team

Data BootCamp will take place in Washington, DC from May 17-23.

The cost of Data BootCamp is $2,000, and includes room and board. We’re also offering scholarships, payment plans, and ways to help you fundraise for your tuition. If you’re accepted, we’ll do everything we can to ensure cost is not a barrier to participation. So if you want to come, apply and we’ll figure out the rest later.

Data BootCamp admissions follows a three step process:

  1. Application + Resume Submission
  2. Basic Skills Test
  3. Interview (for finalists)

The application deadline for this training is March 31.  The application is located here:  http://act.neworganizing.com/survey/DBC_20140517_Application

Code for America

I am in a new fellowship program called Code for America, and we are here in Seattle this month. We are a new public service, like Teach for America or the Peace Corps, for geeks.  We are working with the City of Seattle to help facilitate communication between community organizations and the City. We have the support of the Knight Foundation, O’Reilly Media, Microsoft, ESRI as well as sponsorship from the City.

  •  We are reaching out to the a few departments at the University of Washington to encourage participation in the DataCamp we are organizing, on February 19.
  • The workshop is open to all, and we are encouraging an interdisciplinary blend of civic hackers, urban planners, journalists, city staff and local bloggers to attend. We are also seeking demos and projects.

A day of workshops and hands-on civic geek projects in support of Open Data initiatives in the City of Seattle.  Hosted by Code for America and Socrata.

  • Morning: short workshops and presentations by participants. 
  • Afternoon: time to collaboratively work on technical projects. 

Signup and More Information:  http://datacampseattle.eventbrite.com/

Visit Our Site | codeforamerica.org/seattle
Contact us | seattle@codeforamerica.org
Follow Us | @cfaSEA

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eScience Open Mic-Tomorrow, 4pm EE 303

“How eScience can help you with your Data Problems”

The eScience Institute provides expertise in managing, analyzing or visualizing data, in developing scalable algorithms, in managing clusters and storage resources, and in finding the right place to compute and to store your data.

The first eScience Open Mic night of the year will be tomorrow, January 4th at 4pm in EE 303. Please come by and learn about eScience and how we can help you with your big data and big computing needs.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

The eScience Institute
University of Washington
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE O2-153
206. 221.0778

Create Data Portal for Green Seattle and Tacoma Partnerships

The Green Seattle and Green Tacoma partnerships invite qualified non-profits, businesses, or individuals to submit proposals to create a centralized data portal to allow for increased efficiency and effectiveness of volunteer  and restoration event reporting and tracking.

Full RFP can be found here: http://www.cascadeland.org/about-clc/career-opportunities

Ara Erickson
Green Cities Director
(206) 905-6923 direct
(206) 617-4142 cell
(206) 577-2973 fax


Cascade Land Conservancy
615 2nd Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104