“What is Data Science” (December 2015 Office Hours)

What Works Cities have been told they need to make progress in data science practices and build data science teams. But most people don’t know what that term means and how it applies to the real challenges they face in their cities. During this office hours, we will explain what data science means and explain its relevance by introducing you to Mike Flowers, one of the nation’s leading practitioners of bringing data science into municipal government. At the end of the session, you will be able to explain data science to your peers; cite specific examples of its application to urban challenges and opportunities; get tips on low-cost ways to launch data science practices in your city.

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