Cheap predictions , the cost of reducing uncertainty

I want to connect this to continuations uncertainty Wednesdays.

Written for and first published in the Financial Times on 4 May 2018 If you type “technology indis…” into Google, you are instantly directed to a webpage discussing Arthur C Clarke’s third law: “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. The science fiction writer’s aphorism was published in 1962, at a time when a…

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cool meetups this week


Monthly DataKind DC DataJam!

Monday, Jun 4, 2018, 6:30 PM

1001 G Street Northwest Washington, DC

156 Data Do-Gooders Attending

Join DataKind DC at its monthly DataJam! DataKind DC is looking to expand its impact with a monthly work night for engineers, designers, data scientists, nonprofit partners and anyone who is excited about doing good with data to collaborate. What’s a DataJam? A DataJam is a (DataKind trademarked) gathering for do-gooders doing cool stuff with data….

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#DCMeetup1809 – Breaking into Cyber

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018, 6:00 PM

1776 Crystal CIty
2231 Crystal Dr #1000 Arlington, VA

86 CyberWarriors Attending

It’s time for our quarterly Breaking Into Cyber meetup! Our community values connections and growth in professional networking so we encourage all people in the cyber and IT industry in the DC/VA/MD area to join us – whether you are just starting or have already progressed far into your journey in the field. Here, we share our stories, our ideas an…

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Project Night

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018, 6:30 PM

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1200 New York Ave NW Washington, DC

87 Code for DC-ers Attending

Join us at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to contribute to a project, start your own, or just hang out with some civic-minded folks. Everyone is welcome regardless of their tech knowledge. Laptops are recommended, but not required. Here’s a collaborative doc with more information about the evening: https://docs.codef…

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Summer of Data Science Social Jam #SoDS18

Saturday, Jun 9, 2018, 2:30 PM

Continental Beer Garden
1301-1347 19th Street North Arlington, VA

41 R-Ladies Attending

What is Summer of Data Science?? “The Summer of Data Science is a commitment to learn something this summer to enhance your data science skills, and to share what you learned.” Our friend from the internet, Renee M. P. Teate, @BecomingDataSci on Twitter, organizes a vibrant data science learning community via her website and social media presence….

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DC Code & Coffee 2.54 @ Arcadia Power

Sunday, Jun 10, 2018, 1:00 PM

Arcadia Power
1121 14th st nw Washington, DC

52 Members Attending

What we’ll do D.C Code and Coffee is an inclusive informal co-working session. People of all skill levels bring their personal projects–building an app, writing a blog, going through programming exercises. Feel free to come and work, help, socialize or just have a chat! There is an introduction period where we all say …

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