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Discover the stories in your data, democratically

Uncorked Studios
811 Southeast Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)



Information is for everyone. As full participants in the knowledge economy, access to information is a basic tenet that we all cherish, especially when it comes to increasing that access to help make better choices. The better informed we are, the better decisions we make. Today, IT and dev functions in companies are often the guardians that maintain, manage, collect, and tend to the vast amounts of information that is being generated as data.

But what if we made it easier for all non-technical folks to understand data with intelligent, intuitive visualization tools? They would all have increased access to information! Our individual perspectives can bring about new insights where each team member stands to gain from finding their own perspective pattern in the data.

Our goal is to democratize data, to put the data exploration and discovery into the hands of the many.

In this event, we intend to fully involve the audience and have a personalized discussion on this novel new way to see the same data from different perspectives. What are the advantages? What are the challenges? How can the technical departments mitigate these challenges? These questions and more will be tackled. Speaker

Vidya Spandana - Popily Vidya builds high-growth, high-impact startups that succeed ethically. She’s currently the chief growth officer at Popily. As a college undergraduate, Vidya co-founded DMV.org and turned it into a multi-million dollar business before turning 21. The company made the Inc. 5000 list, reporting 391% growth in three years. More recently Vidya worked with the White House as a Presidential Innovation Fellow, helping the Office of Science and Technology Policy with the mandate to leverage open data and partnerships to promote economic growth in the world’s poorest countries. She has delivered keynote talks at TEDxPDX 2015: Diversity of Thought and TechFestNorthWest. Vidya has been a mentor and advisor at various early-stage venture firms and startup accelerators such as TechStars, KickLabs and Astia. She is also a co-host of Partially Derivative, the popular data science podcast. For more information on Vidya’s work, please visit: vidyaspandana.com

Event Details: Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM Location: Uncorked Studios Price: Members $25 | Nonmembers $45 *Tickets are limited for this event