We're a group interested in the application of Data Science to issues of sustainability, asking questions such as:
what data feeds can improve supply chain sustainability?
how can fault detectors be applied to agricultural water conservation?
in what ways can building energy efficiency be automated?
how can cell-phone data inform transport planning?
Amongst our membership are product managers, investors, engineers, founders and, of course, data scientists. We book speakers who can describe both the broad challenges and the technical details. We meet the first week of every month.
Where permitted by our speakers, the slides from past talks are provided at www.datascienceforsustainability.org (http://www.datascienceforsustainability.org/).
This group was founded in 2013 by Joe Kwiatkowski (EcoFactor) and Adam Rein (Mission Point Capital) to fill a gap in the Silicon Valley meetup scene.