TRAINING
Providing professionals the opportunity to develop key computer science and data science skill sets to improve public policy through training programs and research.

TRAINING PROGRAM

The Applied Data Analytics programs are targeted at government agency staff.  It provides training in core data analytics techniques by working on specific projects using real-world micro-data.  The projects are built around pre-built Jupyter notebooks which provide project "recipes" that can be customized for specific use cases as well as applied to later projects in participants’ agencies.

 

The first four programs were partially sponsored by the US Census Bureau, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Overdeck Family Foundation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The thematic focus of each program was: Criminal Justice, Welfare programs, High Need Populations, and Economic Development. Over 200 government agency staff and researchers participated in these four training programs. Here is what they had to say:

Core Curriculum

The general format is 10 training days grouped into 2 modules of one week each. There is a primary focus on a different topic each day, as outlined below. In addition, participants are grouped in teams of up to five members to work through an analytic project that answers a specific research question formulated by the team.

Week 1
  • Project scoping
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Using Databases
  • Record Linkage
  • Intro to Machine Learning
Week 2
  • Machine Learning models
  • Model interpretation & evaluation
  • Privacy & confidentiality
  • Project work

The following projects are examples from previous programs.

Addressing Recidivism: Technical Violations

Mommy Don't Go: Recidivism of Mothers

From Prosecuted to Job Recruited: Employment after Prison

UPCOMING TRAINING PROGRAMS

Affiliated Programs

Special Invitation
Executive Leadership Workshop: Using Data to Create Stronger Local Economies and More Efficient Labor Markets

November 16, 2018

Washington, DC

Past Programs

Applied Data Analytics - Criminal Justice 2017

The Coleridge Initiative's Applied Data Analytics training program focused on criminal justice.

Applied Data Analytics - Social Benefit Programs 2017

The Coleridge Initiative's Applied Data Analytics training program focused on social benefit programs.

Applied Data Analytics - High Need Populations 2017

The Coleridge Initiative's Applied Data Analytics training program focused on high need populations.

Applied Data Analytics - Local Economic Development and Job Creation 2018

The Coleridge Initiative's Applied Data Analytics training program focused on Local Economic Development and Job Creation in Kansas City, Missouri.