Data4Good competition hosted by Kaggle – National Data Science Bowl – Assessing Ocean Health – Starting December 15th

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Enter the first-ever National Data Science Bowl – Assessing Ocean Health

12.15.2014 – 3.16.2015

 

The National Data Science Bowl is a first-of-its-kind competition asking data scientists to use their skills and big data for social good.

Kaggle and Booz | Allen | Hamilton have just launched the National Data Science Bowl. It is a data science competition hosted at Kaggle.

Learn more: datasciencebowl.com.

If you are interested in getting started, a tutorial is available in iPython format. Best of Luck!

 

Datakind – Data4Good in Action – Results from the Nashville DataDive‏

Data-for-Good In Action

Don’t let the picture fool you – this was us just taking a breather from all the data-for-good action going on this month! We’ve been rolling up our sleeves, busting out our laptops and doing our favorite thing of all – pro bono data projects. New long-term DataCorps projects are underway and we just finished projects with four great organizations at our recent weekend DataDive in Nashville with Teradata Cares. We then celebrated Pro Bono Week by featuring perspectives from our volunteers and nonprofit partners.Arise from your bean bag chair and read on to see just how powerful data-for-good can be.

Nashville Teradata Cares DataDive

As we often say, what goes better with honky tonk and hush puppies than machine learning and text analysis? We just got back from a boot scootin’ DataDive ahead of the Teradata PARTNERS conference in Nashville where we had the chance to bring together teams of talented volunteers from around the world with four inspiring organizations – GlobalGiving, iCouldBe, the Cultural Data Project and HURIDOCS. From tracking human rights case law in Europe to improving an online mentoring program for at-risk youth, see what these amazing DataDivers accomplished in just two days!  read more >

Celebrating Pro Bono Week

Last week DataKind joined Taproot Foundation to celebrate Pro Bono Week, a global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. It was perfect timing for our DC and San Francisco Chapters to host their launch events as well as do pro bono consulting at local nonprofit resource fairs. We also took the opportunity to demystify what pro bono data science and the Data-for-Good movement is all about – people! Check out the first of our four-part blog series where Hannah Underwood, CEO of The Key and DataKind UK Chapter Leader, explains why she thinks pro bono data science can change the world. Share yourexperiences in the comments! read more >

See you soon! The DataKind Team

Hands-On for Good – Doctors Without Borders – Part2

Join us tonight @transformabxl for the second part of our Hands-On for Good project we are doing for Doctors Without Borders.

with the help and precious support from: transformabxl-logo

 

Come & contribute to a good cause, Data for good project part1 helping Doctors without Borders

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Our first Data For Good Hackathon at last

Amnesty International – Call for Volunteers

We are proud to announce our cooperation with one of the leading NGO in the world.

Thomas is leading this initiative. Over the coming months we will identify with amnesty some key deliveries and organise working sessions for our members to work on it.

Check out the Call for volunteers from thomas on Linkedin .