Machine Learning Bootcamps in Washington DC
While Washington, DC may be best known as ground zero for U.S. politics, America’s capital doesn’t lack in innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to its embassies, monuments, and museums, the greater DC area is also home to a thriving tech scene—especially for women. In 2017, Forbes named Washington the No. 1 city for Women in Tech for the third year in a row.
Major corporations headquartered in the District include Lockheed Martin and Capital One. America Online (AOL) was even founded in the area. There are also a number of small incubator-hosted startups, nonprofits, and government agencies, many of which rely on data prediction, analytics, machine learning, AI, and more to function. Successful DC startups include Sworkit, Radius Networks, ShipLync, and Contactually.
A large student population helps power the region’s economy. Top universities such as George Washington, Georgetown, American, James Madison, Howard, the University of Maryland, and more are all in located within the DC metro area.
Graduates looking for help with their startup ideas can turn to a growing list of local accelerators and incubators that include IdeaGist, Acceleprise, Project 500, Bunker Labs, and more. The local government is also investing in big data and machine learning. In 2017, the mayor’s office launched The Lab @ DC. Located within the city administrator’s Office of Performance Management, The Lab is comprised of an in-house data team that uses data-based evidence to inform decision making across local government.