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September 2019

FINANCE Workshop — Understanding Your Credit Score

September 27
The Club @ One Loudoun, 44605 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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What are credit scores? From whence do they come? How are they used, and by whom? Why should I care? How can I use them to my advantage? What actions will most help my score? We’ll provide a context for credit scoring and answer these questions in the morning session. Briefly, your personal characteristics, employment history, and financial choices over time each generate attributes, which are numeric measurements that contribute to your credit report. A company called FICO popularized credit…

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October 2019

The Sisu #SafeChurch Advantage: Seminar on Revealing Sexual Abuse in the Church

October 11 - October 12
The Club @ One Loudoun, 44605 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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This two-day seminar is a unique opportunity to learn about a hidden problem and seldom discussed issue, a true taboo in our midst: sexual abuse in the church. Available statistical information demonstrates that abuse against women is a rampant global phenomenon. It is estimated that every third woman experiences violence among the people and settings she trusts the most. Included in this safe context is the church, often her very own congregation. What happens to a person who has been…

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The Conference on Collaborative & Crowdsourced Education

October 18
Online

Collaboration | Crowdsourcing | Online & Distance Education | Group Projects | Teamwork We live in a changing world. As we move forward into the 21st-century, we need to make collaboration and effective teamwork an educational priority. Working together has always been seen as necessary, yet the internet has illuminated new potential for effective collaboration. Throughout history, The Library of Alexandria has been the legendary standard for the accumulation of human knowledge; except, today we carry around a library many…

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SPORTS Workshop — Hands-on Sports Analytics

October 18
The Club @ One Loudoun, 44605 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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You’ve always loved following your favorite sports teams but lately, have realized announcers sometimes speak in a less familiar language. What exactly are wins above replacement ((WAP), value over replacement player (VORP), or a Pythagorean expectation? We can help. “It’s not your parent’s National Basketball Association. It’s not even really your older sibling’s. Over the last decade, data analysts have chewed up professional basketball and spit out an almost entirely new game. … The NBA has embraced statistics with a…

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November 2019

Financial Tools and Strategies for Women

November 1 - November 2
The Club @ One Loudoun, 44605 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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FINANCE Workshop — Financial Thinking for Women

November 1 - November 2
The Club @ One Loudoun, 44605 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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“Money-management skills are more important than ever to navigate the economic realities of the modern marketplace, yet most states still do not require high schools to offer personal finance classes. In lieu of high school personal finance classes, most teens either learn from their mistakes or look to parents for personal finance lessons. Unfortunately, not all parents are well-equipped to serve as financial models for their children.” Source Money has no gender, so why a workshop on finance that targets…

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SPORTS Workshop — Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)

November 15
The Club @ One Loudoun, 44605 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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In 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which prohibited states from authorizing sports gambling, concluding: “The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make. Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own.” In March 2019 the governor of Virginia signed Senate Bill 1126, setting the stage…

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December 2019

Yes We CRAN: Conference on R Packages and Applications

December 6 - December 8
The Club @ One Loudoun, 44605 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Ashburn VA (near Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C.) A recent survey of job postings for data scientists (at LinkedIn, Indeed, …) indicate that skills in Python and R each appear in more than 60% of the job descriptions. Source: https://towardsdatascience.com/the-most-in-demand-skills-for-data-scientists-4a4a8db896db Another recent survey asked nearly 10,000 R users the open-ended question: “What do you like most about R?”. The two most common responses were “the community” and “the packages” -- far outpacing “free”, “power”, ... Source: https://www.littlemissdata.com/blog/rstudioconf2019 This conference is…

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