Lauren Ancona [City of Philadelphia]

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Functional design, web analytics, surfing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Olympics weightlifting, and woodworking.

Job title

Senior Data Scientist


Lauren Ancona joined the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Information and Technology last year as a Data Scientist on the Open Data team. She was formerly Assistant Director of the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at University of the Arts. Educated as a classical musician (percussion and conducting), she spent 9 years as a nonprofit administrator, where she developed digital and print marketing campaigns. Early in her career she was drawn to data-driven marketing strategy, and has extensive experience crafting advanced implementations of Google Analytics - specifically for eCommerce and SaaS companies. This data obsession has recently led to an interest in civic hacking, open data, and online mapping/GIS. Lauren is an active member of Code for America’s Philadelphia Brigade, Code for Philly, MaptimePHL, and is an avid surfer.

Recent projects include PhillyPopeMap, Parkadelphia, and

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