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SDP Convening 2017 has ended

Communities around the world are embracing the philosophy of "open" to crowdsource knowledge and resources to fuel solutions to intractable problems. The 2017 SDP Convening will be about sharing data tools, research, ideas, and insights in order to make our own collective work better for kids. Join us from May 17 - 19, 2017 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (606 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210).

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Billy Buchanan

Fayette County Public Schools
Director, Office of Grants, Research, Accountability, & Data (GRAD)
Lexington, KY
I am the current Director of the Office of Grants, Research, Accountability, & Data (GRAD) for the second largest school district in Kentucky (Fayette County Public Schools) and a cohort V alum. I've developed several programs for the Stata community primarily centered around data visualization and regularly present at the Stata conference. In my current position, I've led the district's efforts to develop and implement an enterprise class data warehouse and business intelligence platform to provide leaders at all levels of the organization with the data needed to inform and improve decision making. Prior to working in Kentucky I was a data scientist at Minneapolis Public Schools and a cohort V data fellow at the Mississippi Department of Education.

If you're so inclined, you can also talk to me about myotonic (fainting) goats and/or donkeys. Roxana (my wife and cohort 8 alumna) and I bought a place out in the sticks and have some livestock that are pretty entertaining.