A community conference for data makers everywhere

Featuring stories about data sharing and data analysis from science, journalism, government, and open source.

May 2-3 2017, Portland, OR

Building Community

We want to bring together data makers/doers/hackers from backgrounds like science, journalism, open government and the wider software industry to share knowledge and stories.

For those who love data

csv,conf is a non-profit community conference run by some folks who really love data and sharing knowledge. If you are as passionate about data and the application it has to society as us then you should join us in Portland!

Big and small

This isn't just a conference about spreadsheets. We are curating content about advancing the art of data collaboration, from putting your data on GitHub to producing meaningful insight by running large scale distributed processing on a cluster.

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Keynote Speakers

Mike Bostock

Mike Bostock is the creator of the popular open-source JavaScript library for visualization data, D3.js. Previously he was a graphics editor for The New York Times, where he helped produce a variety of data visualizations (such as Is It Better to Rent or Buy? and 512 Paths to the White House), maps (The Most Detailed Maps You’ll See From the Midterm Elections), and articles (A Game of Shark and Minnow). Prior to The Times, Mike was a visualization scientist for Square and a PhD student in the Stanford Visualization Group.

Angela Bassa

Angela Bassa is the Director of Data Science at iRobot, where she leads the newly-formed team through development of machine learning algorithms, sentiment analysis, and anomaly detection processes. Angela is also a technical advisor for Mirah, a startup focused on making behavioral healthcare more objective and data-driven. Her previous projects earned accolades such as INFORMS’ Edelman award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences; and the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange award for Big Data and Analytics Innovations. She discovered data science while studying math at MIT, only back then it wasn't called that yet. Over the past two decades she has learned to lead data teams in academic, commercial, and industrial applications. Angela also has three patented inventions, as well as 24 patent applications currently pending in the US, the EU, and Australia.

Heather Joseph

Heather Joseph is the Executive Director of SPARC, a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education. She has focused SPARC’s efforts on supporting new models for the open sharing of digital articles, data and educational resources. Under her stewardship, SPARC has become widely recognized as the leading international force for effective open access policies and practices.


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2-3 May 2017 Portland, Oregon
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