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As technology continues to transform current jobs and create new jobs, there is one industry that is taking center stage in this new world of work: data science.

By 2020, the demand for Data Science and Analytic (DSA) jobs is projected to grow 15%*, with the fastest-growing roles of Data Scientists and Advanced Analysts projected to see demand spike by 28%. Currently, only six of the U.S. News & World Report‘s Top 100 Global Universities offer undergraduate degrees in data science.

Join us February 26 at the University of Pennsylvania for The Future Is Now: Closing the Data Analytics Skills Gap. Tech leaders and execs from LinkedIn, Morgan Stanley, The Gates Foundation, and our very own CEO Jake Schwartz will discuss how businesses and education systems are confronting the huge demand for data skills—and preparing students for the changing landscape.

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  • Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Location: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania | 3680 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
  • Agenda:
    • 4:30 PM: Opening Remarks
    • 4:45: Keynote Speaker: Allen Blue, Co-Founder, LinkedIn
    • 5:10: The Landscape of Data Analytics: Growth in data and analytics careers across various industries, including Finance, Healthcare, Media and Government.
    • 5:45: Data Analytics Landscape Opening: Matt Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass
    • 6:00: Educational Pathways in Data Analytics: Response from the education system to the growth in data and analytics, including various tools and training opportunities available for students and professionals interested in analytics.

*Burning Glass Technologies

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Cool “Disco” Dan Memorial Celebration
August 19, 2017
11 am – 2 pm
Service at 11:30 am SHARP
9:30 Club * 815 V St NW • Washington, DC 20001
Non-Tickets * Free Event

From Words, Beats & Life:
As you may know, we are gathering to celebrate the life of one of my close friends, Cool “Disco” Dan on Saturday at 9:30 Club. I would be very grateful if you could share this within your business and social networks. I hope to see you there yourself.

On Saturday August 19th, the 9:30 Club will open its doors for a public memorial service for DC’s own folk hero, Cool “Disco” Dan at 11:00 am. The service starts at 11:30 am sharp and runs for an hour. This is not a ticketed event, admission is free and space will be on a first come first serve basis. The 9:30 Club has generously donated its venue so the community can pay their respects and give their goodbyes to Dan. Even if the venue reaches capacity everyone will be accommodated who wants a moment to visit Dan’s ashes.

The service will be led by Go-Go legend Big Brother CJ with special guest speakers and music including DJ Flexx, Rare Essence featuring Jas Funk, Big Tony of Trouble Funk and surprises that will make Dan smile down on everyone.

Please come out and help give Dan a proper DC sendoff.
Mazi and The Words, Beats & Life Family

TECH AND MUSIC Icon business  music and tech

About This Event

TECH AND…  is a monthly event series where we host thought-leaders from a specific industry and explore new intersections between their field and technology.


In August we are exploring the intersection of music and technology. You’ll hear thought leaders and musicians in the DC scene share how the distribution of songs and albums has been shaped by the internet’s free market, how the relationship between record labels and artists has adjusted to the times, and what the future of music looks like in a digital world.

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: General Assembly DC, 1776 | 1133 15th St. NW, 8th Floor WDC 20005
Cost: FREE, but REGISTRATION is required

Why It Matters:
The omnipresence of technology has rapidly transformed lives over the last decade (remember, the iPhone was only released in 2007). Now, it’s rare to go about a regular day without interacting with tech — whether it’s an alarm app that wakes you up, your Nest Thermostat-regulated apartment, or the software you use at work. Staying ahead of the innovation curve and being able to predict the future of tech in various industries has never been more important — both at work and at play.


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Director of Public Affairs, Pandora

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Chief Financial Officer, Revolt TV

Madelyn Dutt Photo


Media Content Manager, 930 Club & I.M.P.

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Director, Sofar Sounds

Remember, this event is FREE but REGISTRATION is required.

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Free, four-day program in DC on Cancer Issues

The deadline is rapidly approaching to apply for our fifth, all-expenses-paid, educational program on cancer issues. The program runs from December 11-14, 2011, in Washington DC. Experts will speak on the record, with plenty of time for Q&A. Topics will include: the latest research and its implications for cervical, prostate, breast and other cancers, along with behavioral and social issues. Leading experts will discuss controversies related to screening and treatment; the agenda will include at least one field trip to a relevant location in the nation’s capital. This program is for US-based journalists. Apply by 5:00 PM EST, Monday, October 17 , 2011. Click here for more information and to apply.

An explosion of genetic understanding has opened new avenues of research on cancer, in all its complexity. Both treatment and prevention could ultimately be transformed by new knowledge of oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and the molecular defects that drive cancer. We are coming to understand more and more about the association between behavior and lifestyle and the susceptibility to cancer development. This four-day immersion in cancer issues will help journalists understand the latest research and its implications for cervical, prostate, breast and other cancers. Leading experts also will discuss controversies related to screening and treatment; the agenda will include at least one field trip to a relevant location in the nation’s capital. This is NPF’s fifth on-the-record cancer issues program, to be held in Washington, D.C. December 11-14. Resources from last year’s program are here. Fellowships include airfare, lodging and most meals.   The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM EST Monday, October 17, 2011.   Applications from outside the US and Canada will not be considered.

Sixteen fellowships will be awarded to selected print, broadcast and online journalists.  Applications are encouraged from journalists who have experience covering the social, economic and societal impact of cancer, as well as those with a background in science and medical reporting. To apply:

  • Fill out the online application form.
  • Submit a letter of support from a supervisor (if you are an independent journalist you may include a letter from a previous supervisor or editor you work with frequently).
  • Submit two samples of your journalistic work.  If you’re an editor, send samples of work you have edited.

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST Monday, October 17.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Applications from outside the US and Canada will not be considered. Selected journalists will be notified 2 to 4 weeks after the application deadline.

This program is underwritten by Pfizer Inc. Our guidelines for program sponsors are here.


The National Press Foundation is a 501-c-3 that conducts free, all-expenses-paid programs for journalists around the country and internationally. Since 1976, the National Press Foundation has provided professional development opportunities to more than 5,000 editors, producers and reporters, helping them to better understand and explain the impact of public policy on readers and viewers. Programs held in the nation’s capital, around the country, and overseas bring journalists together with leading authorities to discuss significant issues ranging from agriculture and economics to politics and zoology.

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This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer, Inc. and the NPF Programs Fund.

Click here for funding info.