Data Science Dojo Nonprofit Fellow – Seattle, October 2016
Rebecca Chapman received her Masters of Arts in French Language and Literature from New York University.
I’m in the process of evaluating the data that we have been collecting about the Saudi Arabian audience. Unfortunately, it means that we have a lot of data, digital data, which we haven’t really known what to do with particularly since a lot of it is in Arabic script and sort of encoded in a weird way. One of the great things about being here at Data Science Dojo’s bootcamp is that I was able to, at various points and modules, actually pull the data that we were getting in real-time, and start getting a sixth sense for those trends. One of the things that really drew me to Data Science Dojo’s bootcamp was the length. It was very intense, and I will say after having gone through it that you don’t feel like you’ve missed out on a whole lot–just with the depth that we went into and the intensity that we really attacked the subject matter. I definitely agree with the Data Science Dojo philosophy that “Data Science is for everyone”, I think that I’m kind of the proof of that because I came into this bootcamp with very little experience in data science, but it has been great, everyone has been very collaborative, and I have been able to ask for help when I needed it. The bootcamp has shown me how much there is to tap in to that’s just in the public domain and there’s so much I know that, especially a lot more of the domestic non-profits could be doing to harness that information and use that to improve their programming. This fellowship is a really great opportunity for people like me to try something new that can potentially have big ramifications on what we’re doing.
Rebecca Chapman – Equal Access
Position: Program Manager
Employer: Equal Access
Education: Masters of Arts – French Language and Literature