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Joseph Nelson

Data Advocacy Lead, General Assembly / Independent Consultant

Washington, D.C.

Joseph builds data science products and likes empowering others to do the same. He runs a machine learning engineering agency that consults for companies big and small in search, insurance, gaming, sports analytics, and more. He leads Data Advocacy for General Assembly, where he has created and delivered over 2000 hours of data science instruction.

Previously, Joseph co-founded Represently, the first company to help the U.S. Congress leverage machine learning to improve its constituent correspondence (acquired in 2018). He also helped launch and led instruction for General Assembly’s Data Science Immersive, a full-time 480-hour career changing experience. Joseph also taught workshops for GW’s Master’s in Data Science program. Before this, he built data visualization dashboards as a part of Facebook’s Politics and Government team.

Joseph is an advocate for using technology to improve social well-being, particularly in government. When he’s not modeling (data), he’s reading, running, or learning the tools to build his next side project. Joseph is from Iowa. @josephofiowa

Upcoming:

Python Programming 101

Python Programming 101

In this class, you’ll how to get started with Python, what advantages and disadvantages Python provides as a programming language, and the essentials of programming in Python.

7
Mon, 7 January 6:30 - 9:30pm EST
Python for Data Science (Intermediate)

Python for Data Science (Intermediate)

Learn to use Python as a powerful tool for analyzing and exploring data.

30
Wed, 30 January 6:30 - 9:30pm EST
Python Programming 101

Python Programming 101

In this class, you’ll how to get started with Python, what advantages and disadvantages Python provides as a programming language, and the essentials of programming in Python.

7
Thu, 7 February 6:30 - 9:30pm EST
Python for Data Science (Intermediate)

Python for Data Science (Intermediate)

Learn to use Python as a powerful tool for analyzing and exploring data.

19
Tue, 19 February 6:30 - 9:30pm EST
Crafting Stories with Data

Crafting Stories with Data

Come and learn the basics, and get the skills you need to tell data-stories in that next staff meeting, marketing presentation, or business pitch.

27
Wed, 27 March 6:30 - 9:30pm EDT

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Crafting Stories with Data

Crafting Stories with Data

Come and learn the basics, and get the skills you need to tell data-stories in that next staff meeting, marketing presentation, or business pitch.

18 Times

Python for Data Science (Intermediate)

Python for Data Science (Intermediate)

Learn to use Python as a powerful tool for analyzing and exploring data.

17 Times

Python Programming 101

Python Programming 101

In this class, you’ll how to get started with Python, what advantages and disadvantages Python provides as a programming language, and the essentials of programming in Python.

5 Times

Communicating with Data

Communicating with Data

Come and learn the basics, and get the skills you need to tell data-stories in that next staff meeting, marketing presentation, or business pitch.

5 Times

Data Science Immersive

Data Science Immersive

Make smarter decisions by gaining the data analytics, data modeling, programming and statistics skills you need to start a career in data.

4 Times

Data Science

Data Science

In this part-time course, students learn to build robust predictive models, test their validity, and clearly communicate resulting insights.

2 Times

Talk Data to Me

Talk Data to Me

This monthly speaker series brings together industry experts to discuss how data is changing the way businesses run and people live.

2 Times

Intro to APIs Using Python

Intro to APIs Using Python

In this class you will learn what an API is, why they’re valuable, and how to use Python to utilize an API.

Data + The Food Industry

Data + The Food Industry

Learn how data is revolutionizing the restaurant industry.

Career Lab

Career Lab

Take part in a full day of career exploration, and discover a path that celebrates your skills and passions.

Crafting Stories with Data for Grassroots Advocacy Professionals

Crafting Stories with Data for Grassroots Advocacy Professionals

Learn the fundamentals of being a visual designer, statistician, and storyteller so you can cut through the noise and focus on what matters.

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