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Friday, September 7 • 9:10am - 9:30am
Opening Talk: Data Science for MERL in 20 Minutes or Less

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Ever wonder "What the heck is Data Science and can it really make my life easier?" This live experiment will show how a few lines of code (written on-stage) can scrape, analyze, and visualize data that MERL teams rely on every day to measure outputs, outcomes, and impacts. A tag-team of narration & live-coding, audience members will learn a few approaches for utilizing the power of Data Science and get access to an open-source solution (posted on GitHub!) for getting web data to measure performance indicators. Did we mention that the two "wild & krazy guys!" who will present are "more fun than a barrel of monkeys!" and are quite entertaining?


Greg Maly

Principle Data Scientist, DAI
Greg Maly, Principle Data Scientist at DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration, has spent his career working at the intersection of global development and diplomacy, technology, and the arts. In previous roles, he conducted data driven conflict analysis research at the U.S. Department... Read More →
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Ben Mann

Director, Development Results, DAI
Ben Mann is a data wonk and technologist who spends way too much time thinking about ways to measure impact of development projects. An "enlightened engineer", he thrives on challenges that bring policy and technical implementation together. Ben leads DAI's Managing for Development... Read More →

Friday September 7, 2018 9:10am - 9:30am EDT
Academy Hall Main Room 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009