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This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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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.