US Department of Commerce Opens Data Academy for Data-Driven Decision Training

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Posted 5/10/2016 2:05:54 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

US Department of Commerce Opens Data Academy for Data-Driven Decision Training
The US Department of Commerce is now offering the Commerce Data Academy to help educate and empower employees within the Department of Commerce to make data-driven decisions. The academy is tasked with enhancing the contribution of data to the economy by helping the 12 Bureaus of the U.S. Department of Commerce create and develop projects to advance the Department's mission. 

Organized as a new shared services model, the Data Service tackles core infrastructure issues around the Commerce Department. The training is open to both US Department of Commerce contractors and employees. The courses offered are broken down in four areas:

Front-End Development: Covers the use of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery.

Back-End Development: Provides training on Python, Ruby, or Node.js programming languages along with server-side frameworks such as Flask, Django, Rails or Express.js. Courses also providing training on how to model, store, manipulate, and access data using databases like PostgreSQL, MySQL or MongoDB.

Data-Science: Provide insight on how to transform raw data into insights, products, and applications to empower data-driven decision making.

UX/UI Design: Training covers user experience(UX) design and user interface (UI), accessibility.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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