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Make Montreal better through data science
Our monthly meeting. We will discuss progress on the Medecins du Monde project, new project opportunities and welcome any newcomers. Everybody is welcome! We will tell you everything you need to know if you haven't been before.

Notman House

51 Sherbrooke W. · Montreal, QC

What we're about

* Who we are *

Data for Good, inspired by, is the Canadian voice
for data scientists with a conscience.

If you have a desire to stay at the forefront of technological
innovation & positive social change, 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". 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 three (3) 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 housed &
fed throughout the weekend event & the results are presented to the 3
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.

Specialties: Data Analysis, Volunteer Matching, Data Visualization,
Data Science for Social and Civic Sector.

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