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Data Science at the United Nations

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We are so excited to have a great roster of speakers talking about using data for the greater good this month!

The United Nations Global Pulse (http://unglobalpulse.org) is an innovation initiative within the UN that is tasked with using real-time analytics and data science to understand human well-being, track emergent threats, and better prepare the world for shocks. Anoush Tatevossian will tell us about the ways this socially conscious skunkworks is scraping, munging, and sifting through the globe's data to make the world a better place from right here in New York.

We're also excited to share a quick update on three DataKind projects that are just starting up. Cathy O'Neil will tell us about plans to track corporate influence with the Sunlight Foundation, Mike Dewar will talk about the data quandaries facing Medic Mobile in bringing mobile health to the world, Max Shron will teach us about reuniting refugee families with their loved ones through his work with Refugees United, and Noel Hidalgo will summarize how 2013 will be a revolutionary year for NYC's Open Data and highlight how you will shape the future of New York City.

If you want to learn more about these exciting data-for-good projects or just come hang out with like-minded big hearted techies, join us on the 6th!

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