Speaking Startup: Women in data science unite; retailers ready for the rush

On this episode of Speaking Startup, we speak to Linda Landon and Hope Snyder of Code-RLadies, a data science community in Columbia.

It’s the local version of a worldwide organization that is working to create more diversity among users of R, an advanced programming language for statistics. The community suffers from underrepresentation of women and other groups, according to the organization’s founders.

Then we speak with Nickie Davis, the executive director of The District in downtown Columbia. Davis reflects on Small Business Saturday and how local retailers will look to compete during the upcoming holiday shopping season.

All that, and the latest headlines and numbers in entrepreneurial news.

Here’s the full rundown:

  • 2:25 – The week’s startup headlines
  • 4:12 – Linda Landon and Hope Snyder of Code-RLadies, discuss their data science community for women
  • 9:57 – Nickie Davis, executive director of The District in downtown Columbia, looks ahead to the holiday season for local retailers
  • 17:00 – The latest numbers in entrepreneurial news and a closing thought


Update: November 21 at 11 p.m.
This story and was updated to reflect the Columbia R group’s new name, Code-RLadies.

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