Technologists teamed up to present proposals and proofs of concept to a team of judges, who "invested" in some of the teams' ideas. The idea was to spur creativity among the county IT team and to emphasize agile methodology in IT innovation.
“The Office of the CIO is very proud of the effort and leadership that was displayed in launching the #LACounty Women in Data Science inaugural event," said LA County CIO Bill Kehoe. Last week's event was held at the county's former data center — the same site where the Apollo Command Module was designed.
The Southern California Association of Governments hosted more than 100 government data analysts, systems analysts, project managers, and elected and appointed officials for "School of Data," sessions designed to improve government workers' analytical skills and data-related work.