UW Data Science Seminar: Cathi Greenwood


4:30 pm – 5:20 pm

Please join us for a UW Data Science Seminar event on Wednesday, May 10th from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. PST. The seminar will feature Cathi Greenwood, Open Data Project Manager for the State of Washington.

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“Government Open Data for Data Scientists”

Abstract: Learn how to find government data, what you can do with it, and best practices for data scientists and  researchers. Public services require data to operate. In the course of doing business, government agencies create data about the people they serve and the services they deliver. They collect data to evaluate how well they deliver services and to identify needed services. Agencies have data on the environment, people, business, the economy, education, art, health, and more. This data belongs to the people and to you.

Biography: Cathi Greenwood is Washington state’s Open Data Program Manager. Cathi is passionate about making data available to and usable by the people who own it–the people Washington state serves. She wants to make it as clear and easy as possible for agencies to publish quality data responsibly and reliably. She wants the people the state serves to know what data of value to them exists, what it does and doesn’t mean, and how to use it. Outside of work, Cathi volunteers with a local alternative dispute resolution center providing mediation services, and she sews and plays board games.

The UW Data Science Seminar is an annual lecture series at the University of Washington that hosts scholars working across applied areas of data science, such as the sciences, engineering, humanities and arts along with methodological areas in data science, such as computer science, applied math and statistics. Our presenters come from all domain fields and include occasional external speakers from regional partners, governmental agencies and industry.

The 2022-2023 seminars will be virtual, and are free and open to the public.