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Social Scientist Unite!

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Do you know how to pronounce Weber? Have you used Malinowski and "da bomb" in the same sentence? Are you regularly the only person without a business degree in meetings? Do you ever use yourself as an example of how liberal arts majors can get a "real job"? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions chances are you are a social scientist.

As digital interactions start to challenge the primacy of traditionally offline activities such as shopping, chatting with friends, and even working, businesses have increasingly turned to social scientists to understand current and future behavior on the web. This meet up is for practitioners, academics, and aficionados of the social sciences in how they apply to those digital interactions. Let's discuss the current role of social science in digital, best practices, and findings of interest.


Sam Eder Sr Asst Ant's Eye View

Sam Eder is a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers where his marketing and community management experience adds value to clients seeking to launch online communities, improve community health, or expand their existing community management skill set.

After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Anthropology, Sam has dedicated his professional life to understanding the behaviors of online populations. Over the last 10 years, he has honed his experience as a marketer and community manager including start-ups to Apple, Inc. A self-confessed analytics and marketing technology fanatic, Sam is an active participant in many user groups and has presented at events like Social Media Club and the Eloqua Success Tour.

Outside of work, Sam can be found wandering the streets of Austin, TX reviewing new food trailers and restaurants, playing/watching soccer, or taking his dog Mia out for swim.