* Who we are *

Data for Good, in affiliation with DataKind.org, is the Canadian voice
for data scientists with a conscience.

If you have a desire to stay at the forefront of technological
innovation & positive social change, join us.

* What we do *

Data for Good, in affiliation with DataKind.org, brings together leading
data scientists with high impact social organizations through a comprehensive,
collaborative approach that leads to shared insights, greater understanding,
and positive action through "data in the service of humanity".

DataKind.org leads a community of pioneering data scientists with the talent,
commitment, and energy to open doors & inspire a new way of using the
skills and tools of corporations & governments, to meet the needs of the NFP/NGO and social innovation sector.

* How we do it *

By organizing & hosting weekend DataThon events.

A DataThon is a weekend event that matches up three (3) selected
social organizations (that have well-defined data problems) with a
team of volunteer data scientists to tackle their data-related
challenges over a 24-48 hours period.  The participants are housed &
fed throughout the weekend event & the results are presented to the 3
social organizations at the end of the event.  Some may refer to these
types of events as "Hack-a-Thons", etc.  These events are completely
free for the participants and serve to energize, educate, and provide
direct benefit to the NFP/NGO organizations, as well as to enlighten
social sector groups about the power of being data-driven.

Specialties: Data Analysis, Volunteer Matching, Data Visualization,
Data Science for Social and Civic Sector.

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