Data Week DC 2019
In 2017, when Data Community DC (D2) founded DC DATACON it was to fill a need in bringing the data practitioners of our region together for the "big conversation" about data science to complement our vibrant meet-up culture that is DC2. One of our goals was to highlight the strength and opportunity that is our data science ecosystem in the DMV. After two successful years, we have learned a ton and are excited to be embarking on the evolution of this concept.
In 2019, Data Week DC is taking place October 1-5 at venues all over our region. During this time, our data community (meet-ups, higher ed, non-profits and corporations) are producing events addressing data science topics of interest to the communities that they serve. Think of it as a crowd-sourced 5-day conference led by our data community in the spirit of SXSW. We are now rolling this out and turning it over to our community. It is an experiment and we are excited to see how our data community steps up and leads.