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Fwd: DataKind News: NYC & UK DataDives, news from Knight Foundation, and more!

From: Noel Hidalgo | B.
Sent on: Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:27 PM
A very important update from our DataKind friends…

Key thing to note: They are hosting a data dive on November 15-17, at New Work City in Tribeca. Registration is at < >.

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From: DataKind <[address removed]>
Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 1:15 PM
Subject: DataKind News: NYC & UK DataDives, news from Knight Foundation, and more!

This month at DataKind: news from the Knight Foundation, a report from our London Chapter, tickets available now for our NYC DataDive, and hello to new team members!
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// Welcome!

And hello! This might be your first e-mail from the DataKind team since you signed up on our website. Just so you know, we send out regular emails to let you know what we're up to and how you can get involved. If that's not what you expected, you can unsubscribe, although we'd hate to see you go! 

// It's DataDive Season!

75 data scientists. 4 NGOs. 2 days. The UK chapter of DataKind just hosted their very first DataDive and it was a smashing success! Powered by coffee and good will, data enthusiasts of all skill levels split into four groups to make a difference for four amazing NGOs: OxfamGB, Community and Voluntary Action Tameside, Hampshire County Council, and HelpAge International.  The HelpAge International team's work visualizing the best and worst places to grow old was even featured on the Guardian!

Feeling left out?  Itching to brush up on your data skills for the greater good?  Well wait no longer, our next DataDive is coming up in New York City!  

Get your free tickets for what's sure to be an exciting weekend, November 15-17, at New Work City in Tribeca. 

// Our Newest Partner: Knight Foundation

We're thrilled to announce our new partnership with Knight Foundation. Together, we'll be working to support data science in news, civic engagement, and more. Thanks to a generous $250K grant from Knight Foundation, we're growing to add two new chapters, three more DataDives, and ten new DataCorps projects! Read more here

// Meet the New Team

The family's growing!  After being a mere two man operation for over a year, we expanded over the summer to add three incredible new members to the DataKind team here in New York City. Welcome our newest DataCorps Leader, Community Specialist, and Data Engineer over on our blog.

See you soon!
The DataKind Team


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Noel Hidalgo | NYC Program Manager
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