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Julie Steele

Director Of Marketing Communications

Julie Steele is Director of Marketing Communications at Manifold, where she works to clearly convey our experience and capabilities while helping our engineering team share our unique knowledge and tools with a broader audience. Julie knows how to translate technical ideas for a variety of audiences in a way that builds real understanding and relationships.

Prior to Manifold, Julie was Director of Communications at Silicon Valley Data Science (SVDS), where she was instrumental in developing a strong sense of brand and thought leadership for them in the data science community. She also spoke at industry conferences such as ODSC and Strata, and authored two editions of a report called Understanding the Chief Data Officer. Before SVDS, she was an Acquisitions Editor at O’Reilly Media, working on books related to the tools and technologies—such as Python, natural language processing, and machine learning—that eventually came together in the practice now known as data science. While at O’Reilly, she also worked closely with the Strata data conference team and co-chaired the Strata Rx conference on data science in healthcare.

Julie is co-author of both Beautiful Visualization (2010) and Designing Data Visualizations (2011). She also taught a course on data metrics and visualization in the Design for Social Innovation MFA program at the School for Visual Arts in New York City.

Julie has a BA in English from Calvin College, and an MA in Political Science from Rutgers University–Newark.