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Advancement 2017-12-27T03:16:01+00:00

We are made to move

wImagine Advancement advances people, by advancing science and critical thinking into creating solutions which create a love driven world. We believe that when we move — by asking questions and applying knowledge — we move other people with us.

Technology

Our Tech Stack

wImagine partners with public school teachers through Donors Choose. At wImagine, we directly support STEM projects & projects to benefit the lives of those with Autism in the Northeast area, with preference going to teachers in Camden, Philadelphia, and low income cities in the Northeast region.

Changing Today

Education’s greatest sin is when it was trapped in four walls and was called school. Society only improves when education is freed from the building and released into the world. The ultimate act of Academics is to apply what you know, and work with what you got, to solve real problems in the real world.

We were built to learn. We must seek knowledge and truth through all that we do because that is how our society improves. Also, we must not be so engrossed in one field that we lose sight on how our planet is a team. We must learn together for when we do, we will work together, and we will succeed together

He who opens a school door, closes a prison door

— Victor Hugo

Changing Tomorrow

Knowledge is a variable, not a constant. We live in a dynamic world where new discoveries are being made everyday, especially in the field of technology & science. We will always adapt to change, even if we must re-think the universe, because the only way to stay ahead, is to begin ahead of the game.

We recognize that to reach the people nobody’s reaching, you gotta do the things nobody is doing. We recognize that wImagine began by a spout of critical thought, wondering what is the meaning of life. We will always embrace the process of critical thinking so that we don’t lose what makes us human.

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.

— Michael Jordan

wImagine partners with Fugees’ Family who supports children refugees from war-torn areas in Georgia. Fugees’ Family began connecting students with soccer (a common sport threaded behind all of these war-torn areas) and overtime developed a complete academic program involving best practices from ESL and STEM topics.

wImagine partners with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to promote civil liberties, privacy, and security for all things electronic. Through policy analysis, litigation, and grassroots advocacy, they protect technology & online communications for future generations.

wImagine also partners with NumFocus in supporting the Python scientific and open source development community. They ensure that science and innovation is accessible by anybody across the globe.

Our Computer Programming Values

As lovingly copied from the Zen of Python, we adopt these principles in all that we code:

  • Beautiful is better than ugly.
  • Explicit is better than implicit.
  • Simple is better than complex, but complex is better than complicated.
  • Flat is better than nested and sparse is better than dense.
  • Readability counts.
  • Special cases aren’t special enough to break the rules, although practicality beats purity.
  • Errors should never pass silently, unless explicitly silenced.
  • In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
  • There should be one obvious way to do something (although that way may not be obvious at first).
  • Now is better than never, although never is often better than right now.
  • If the implementation is hard to explain, it’s a bad idea. But, if it’s easy to explain, it may be a good idea.

wImagine Advancement in 2017

 

Masters Degree Awarded

In Data Science & Strategic Analytics

We Create Data-Driven Solutions

In the span of the four years I took to complete my Masters Degree, a lot has changed. Data Science became a thing, convolutional neural networks & machine learning took the world by storm, dashboards became really popular and than peaked a little bit, and Python still uses tabs instead of brackets. I’m honored to have the unique experience of both learning a field from the ground up as the field learns about itself in figuring out what is and isn’t important. I walk with a Masters Degree in Data Science & Strategic Analytics, but I also know, I am still just getting started.

Innovation through Teamwork

Won Innovation Award for Automation & Agile

Leading with Laughter & Energy

At work, “I’ve” been awarded the an award which for all intents and purposes, recognizes “my” innovation towards improving automation & agile development practices. I say “I” in quotes because I am definitely not the smartest or most able person. wImagine has a Core Behavior and it’s “We lead with laughter and energy to lead towards authenticity.” When we show people our mission and lead with passion, we allow people to bring their best — themselves, and we end up creating a team that changes the world. I do not deserve this award — my team does and I’m proud to be part of the greatest team.

Next Steps

Creating a Love-Driven World...

...by Creating Data-Driven Solutions

Now that I have the knowledge (or at least a scary good amount), I want to begin applying it to create a more love-driven world. Whether that’s officially volunteering with organizations who need a Data Scientist helping them or working on side projects to answer tough questions, this is the time I want to begin applying myself. A wImagine Core Behavior is that “We create data driven solutions to create a love driven world” and that begins in 2018.

wImagine Advancement was forked in 2014 from wImagine Academics.

wImagine Academics was an original goal of wImagine from 2008-2014.