If you have an interest in data and putting it into action for social good please join us at Data for Good - Edmonton.
* Who we are *
Data for Good inspired by DataKind.org is working for positive social action through "data in the service of humanity". If you are based in Edmonton and have a desire to stay at the forefront of technological innovation & positive social change, please join us.
* What we do *
Data for Good 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". Data for Good 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 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 fed throughout the weekend event & the results are presented to the 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.
We also coordinate more long-term on-going projects that happen over more than a week and are done remotely by individuals. A project coordinator coordinates the project and tasks are assigned and completed based on skill set and availability.