The DataDive will involve working intensively with three selected charities, who’ll be chosen and announced on 18th April.
We’re also currently selecting our Data Ambassadors. Each charity will need one or more Data Ambassadors, who’ll work with them before the event to understand their data questions and get all the data in good shape, and to make sure during the event that the charity and the data geek volunteers are working together in perfect harmony. If you’d like to volunteer for this role and haven’t already been in touch about it, please drop us a line by 18th April (note that to do this role you’ll need to make sure you have time to engage with the charity in person at least a couple of times before the event!).
If you don’t have time to be an Ambassador but would like to be part of the team at the event, we’ll be sending out an Eventbrite link in May for signups.
And if you know a charity who’d be perfect as a recipient of all this support, please let us know their email and we’ll send them more information or click here for further information.
This DataDive is grant aided by Nesta
Regular Meetups to share ideas and collaborate on ways to use data for good.
Data Office Hours which will pair up data scientists with organizations to talk through data challenges and opportunities.
DataDives™ are free weekend events that team data scientists with selected social organizations that have well-defined data problems.
DataCorps™ Projects feature an elite group of data scientists, technologists, project managers, and designers who have been vetted by DataKind and who engage with social organizations on a pro bono basis. These high-impact projects last between one to six months and require volunteers to donate about 5 hours per week.
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