Special Edition DataKind DC DataJam!

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Join DataKind DC at a SPECIAL SATURDAY DataJam! It’s now extra special as we will be doing this DataJam virtually over Zoom. This will be a bit of an experiment as it’s our first tome trying this, but we think it can work well!

What’s a DataJam?
A DataJam is a (DataKind trademarked) gathering for do-gooders doing cool stuff with data. DataKind DC’s 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.

9:30AM - Zoom room opens
10:00-10:30 - Welcome and project introductions.
10:30-11:50 - Pick a project and work on it in Zoom breakout rooms!
11:50-12:00 - Recap, learnings, and disband.

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 modeling 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.

Register for the Zoom webinar: https://us04web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_00LnrPQbQS6ix0xsGeni1g

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

GitHub: https://github.com/DataKind-DC

This time, because it's virtual, please look at the projects ahead of time to think about what you would like to work on: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1s2HByXZeKO8HBuQ8pFbvcGxyOpTsCdGFx06lVy8H7wM/edit?usp=sharing

Sign in sheet for the event. We will give some time at the beginning of the event Saturday to fill out if you don't get a chance to in advance: