What we're about
* Who we are *
Data for Good, inspired by DataKind.org, 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".
DataKind.org 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.