TRAINING

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.

For more detailed information about our training programs, check out Change Through Data: A Data Analytics Training Program for Government Employees in the Harvard Data Science Review.

Core Curriculum

Activity What Time Required
Application
(online/remote)
Online, example: here (incl. security requirements) About 2 hours total
Intro to SQL & Python
(online/remote)
Online videos with web-based content; weekly online 1 hour group discussions Up to 10 hours
Module 1
(in-person)
Introduce the program, data, and projects; includes data exploration, visualization, record linkage, and introduction to Machine Learning 3 days, on-site
Project work
(online/remote)
Self-paced project work with teams; instructors available for assistance Up to 10 hours, suggest at least 2 hours per week
Module 2
(in-person)
Focus on projects with sessions on Inference and Confidentiality 3 days, on-site
Project work
(online/remote)
Complete team projects; recommend weekly check-in with an instructor Up to 10 hours, suggest at least 2 hours per week
Presentations
(online/remote)
Present final projects via webex 30 minutes per team; up to 3 hours


The following projects are examples from previous programs.

Addressing Recidivism presentation cover slide

Addressing Recidivism: Technical Violations

Mommy Don't Go presentation cover slide

Mommy Don't Go: Recidivism of Mothers

From Prosecuted to Job Recruited presentation cover slide

From Prosecuted to Job Recruited: Employment after Prison


UPCOMING TRAINING PROGRAMS


Highlights From Previous Programs

The first six 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 250 government agency staff and researchers participated in these four training programs. Here is what they had to say:


Past Programs

Applied Data Analytics - Employment Outcomes 2018

The Coleridge Initiative's Applied Data Analytics training program focused on employment outcomes of TANF recipients. Held in College Park, MD.

Applied Data Analytics - Economic Development 2018

The Coleridge Initiative's Applied Data Analytics training program focused Economic Development and Firm survival. Held in Chicago, IL.

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.

Applied Data Analytics - High Need Populations 2017

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

Applied Data Analytics - Social Benefit Programs 2017

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

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