Get Involved – Data4Good Jobs & Events Monthly Roundup!

October 20, 2017

Eager to flex your data skills for good? Each month, we do a roundup of job and volunteer opportunities through DataKind as well as other organizations around the world!

To help you get started, check out DataLook's definitive guide to doing data science for good and our Data4Good Kit.

DataKind Volunteer Opportunities  

DataCorps projects are launching! - Oct 30th deadline, U.S. West Coast, East Coast
New projects launching and now recruiting volunteers! Great fit for those located on the West Coast or East Coast in the U.S.
Apply to East Coast projects >
Apply to West Coast projects >

DataKind SF is looking for a new Chapter Leader! - Bay Area
Help shape the Data for Good movement in the Bay Area. Apply by Nov 15 >

DataKind DataDive - November 10-12, New York
Roll up your sleeves and work side by side with experts from organizations working to protect our democracy and the rights of vulnerable communities. Register >

DataKind UK DataDive - Nov 25-26, London
Mark your calendars! DataKind UK's next DataDive, supported by The Elsevier Foundation and UCL, will be held on 25th–26th November in London. Get notified when registration opens to snag a spot - add your name to this list >

Upcoming Events and Conferences 

DataKind UK Meetup - October 23
Help DataKind UK envision what a hippocratic oath for data scientists might look like.

DataKind Webinar - October 24
Learn about our work with Omidyar Network investees using data science to combat curruption in the extractives industry.

Beyond DataKind - Our Top Picks to Get Involved 

Use Machine Learning to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier - DrivenData and Concept to Clinic
Using imagery from CT scans and machine learning, help clinicians identify and interpret lung nodules.
Get involved >

Enter the GenH Challenge
The GenH Challenge is a social innovation prize competition uniquely incentivizing global entrepreneurs, innovators, and people on the front lines of health to join forces and tackle some of the world’s toughest health challenges. The competition includes a $1 million prize purse, providing up to $250,000 plus other incentives, to support pioneers in community health and their breakthrough ideas.
Register by Oct 4 >

GatherIQ App: Turn Data Into Good
GatherIQ™ is a crowdsourcing community of volunteers who aren’t afraid to dig into some data. Offer a fresh perspective that can turn the world’s most challenging social issues into solvable puzzles. The app brings together the power of SAS® software, the talents of everyday problem-solvers and the life-saving causes of nonprofits around the world. You don’t need to be a data scientist. Or spend hours of your time. Just get involved.
Learn more >

Mapping Campaign to Fight Malaria - Ongoing, Virtual
DigitalGlobe is part of a malaria mapping consortium along with Gates Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative, PATH, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, MapBox and University of California-San Francisco. We’ve got an ongoing crowdsourcing campaign to map every household across more than 500,000 sq km in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Laos, Cambodia, Guatemala and Honduras. The data will be used to inform a wide range of malaria planning and interventions on the ground in these countries, and the data will be publically available in OSM.
Give back > 

#Data4Good Job Round Up 

DataKind Job Opportunities  

We're hiring four new roles in our Brooklyn office and one new role at DataKind UK. Join the team and pass along to anyone that might be a fit. Check out our Careers page for all the info!

Business Development Manager - Brooklyn, NY
Build relationships with our corporate and foundation partners to fuel our growth ahead.

Community Engagement Associate - Brooklyn, NY
Engage our global network of volunteers and make sure they have a great experience with us.

Events Manager Brooklyn, NY
Ensure DataKind Headquarter DataDives are high impact and go off without a hitch.

Executive AssistantBrooklyn, NY
Keep our internal scheduling and operations humming.

Project & Events Coordinator - London (DataKind UK)
Provide project management support to support local events and projects.

Beyond DataKind

Build Your Skills

10% Off Metis Professional Development Evening Courses - New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle & Online
Ideal for the working professional, these accredited courses – e.g. Machine Learning and Deep Learning with TensorFlow – are designed to provide laser focus on relevant topics and skills that will enhance your career. Our friends at Metis have been kind enough to offer a tuition reduction for the DataKind community. Just use the code “DataKind” to enjoy 10% off any of their part-time evening courses.
Polish those skills >