What we're about

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.

Past events (32)

Homeward Trust working meeting

Edmonton Community Foundation

Homeward Trust working meeting

Edmonton Community Foundation

Homeward Trust working meeting

Edmonton Community Foundation

Homeward Trust working meeting

Edmonton Community Foundation

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