Obama’s Data Gurus Find Life Outside the Beltway

May 30, 2014 Civis Analytics

“A celebration was underway Thursday night on the seventh floor of a lofted office in Chicago’s West Loop. Civis Analytics, the firm founded by Dan Wagner, the former chief analytics officer of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, was marking (and marketing) its first birthday with the theme of a data “science fair.”

That meant, among other things: DJ’s wearing lab coats, big Mac computers demoing the company’s latest and greatest digital offerings; and very few attendees over the age of 35. That rare older set included Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who milled about for a half-hour and then offered some complimentary words to commemorate the occasion.”

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