What we're about

Learn more (http://www.meetup.com/DataforGood-Ottawa/pages/Intro%2C_FAQ_and_Status)

What it is

• 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 volunteer 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

• Through longer term projects (say 6 months) and by organizing & hosting mini-DataThon events.

• At any time, we may be running several projects concurrently. We review progress, update each other, and share data science techniques at our monthly meetups. We occasionally have mini-DataThon's where we get togther and tackle a few key questions related to a project in a collaborative, intense afternoon or evening.

Who we are

• We are data scientists, programmers, dba's, and story tellers who want to help Ottawa. Skill levels range from eager beginners who want to learn everything to old-timers who have seen it all and scoff at the statement 'the data is ready to go.'

How you fit in

• If you want to contribute - there is a place for you regardless of your background. Come to one of our meetups and get involved in one of the projects. Help out where you can, as you can. You can help make Ottawa better!

Data For Good Ottawa web site (http://dataforgoodottawa.org/)

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

Upcoming events (5+)

Workshop: Using Statistics Canada Census Data

Learn what data is captured in the 2016 Census by Statistics Canada analyst, Anthony Ertl, and contribute to the discussion about how our clients could further benefit from this valuable open data. Format: Lecture. Please bring paper/pen for taking notes. Cost: No charge due to the generous support of our sponsor, Pythian. Space limited to 25 attendees. RSVP today to confirm your seat! Note: By attending this workshop, you are expected to contribute to a future Data for Good project to apply this newfound knowledge, if you're not already an active member or a member of a similar group such as the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study.

Review progress on data analysis projects

Ottawa U - Desmarais building DMS 7170 (7th floor)

Agenda will be updated approx. 1-2 weeks before the Meetup date.

Review progress on data analysis projects

Ottawa U - Desmarais building DMS 7170 (7th floor)

Agenda will be updated approx. 1-2 weeks before the Meetup date.

Review progress on data analysis projects

Ottawa U - Desmarais building DMS 7170 (7th floor)

Agenda will be updated approx. 1-2 weeks before the Meetup date.

Past events (56)

Update on Boys and Girls Club project

Ottawa U - Desmarais building DMS 7170 (7th floor)

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