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Monthly DataKind DC DataJam!
Join DataKind DC at its monthly DataJam! DataKind DC is looking to expand its impact with a monthly work night for engineers, designers, data scientists, nonprofit partners and anyone who is excited about doing good with data to collaborate. What’s a DataJam? A DataJam is a (DataKind trademarked) gathering for do-gooders doing cool stuff with data. DataKind DC’s monthly DataJam will be a time for volunteers to start or continue work on a variety of social good projects. DataKind DC has a number of new and ongoing projects you will be able to contribute to - or you can bring your own project! To get an idea of the projects we will be starting and continuing, check out projects with a status of “Active”, “Lead”, and “Scoping” on datakinddc.org. Agenda: 6:30-7 Gathering / Food 7-7:30 Welcome, introductions, and project presentations 7:30-9 Work / collaborate / network 9 - Clean up, optionally grab a drink nearby Who comes to a DataJam? You do! Anyone with an interest in using data for good is welcome! And if you’re on this page that’s you :) DataKind chapter leaders and core volunteers will also be in attendance. We need your help! DataKind believes the data science and machine learning methodologies driving innovation in the private sector can be used to advance the social good. But we need your help! We need help cleaning, analyzing, visualizing and modelling data to serve a spectrum of social missions such as reducing air inequality, expanding democracy, improving outcomes for youth in transition, and increasing access to services for homeless in DC.

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    Calling all data do-gooders: come rub elbows and throw high fives with DataKind’s community of top data scientists and social sector leaders working to tackle the world’s toughest problems with data science. Are you a data scientist by day hankering to use your data prowess to find new insights, grapple with the most pressing social issues of our time and rub elbows with inspiring mission-driven organizations? Join us for one of our Project Accelerator Nights and in just a few hours you’ll have the chance to make a difference where we gather some of the city’s best mission-driven organizations with their questions about how to leverage data in the service of their cause. Do you work for an organization doing good in the world? Are you struggling with how to use data to further your cause? Want to get on-the-spot counsel and ideas from people who work with data for a living? Bring your questions about how to use ‘big data’ and new sources of information to this gathering of top-notch data scientists and get on-the-spot advice for your organization. Plus, hear inspiring presentations on learnings from our DataCorps and DataDive work with great organizations like Grameen Foundation, DC Action for Children, NYC Parks Department and The World Bank. All that and, we provide the beer! Want to learn more?

    Check out our website to see how you can volunteer your data skills for good or how your organization can leverage data science for greater impact: http://www.datakind.org

    Join us on Slack at: https://dkdc.herokuapp.com/

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