Get Involved – Data4Good Jobs & Events Monthly Roundup!

April 28, 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 


DataKind & SAS DataDive – Apr 28-30, North Carolina
We’re thrilled to be hosting a DataDive with SAS, April 28-30, and are looking for data pros of all backgrounds to roll up their sleeves and work side by side with experts from SAS to help use data to unravel tough questions and prototype new solutions.
Join us >

DataKind UK DataDive – May 20-21, Wales
DataKind UK will be hosting a DataDive in partnership with the Office for National Statistics in Newport, Wales. More details to come!
Sign Up >

Upcoming Events and Conferences 

DataKind's Jackie Weiser at Women Who Code - Apr 29, San Francisco
Women Who Code (WWCode) is changing the face of tech, creating a more inclusive and diverse industry, and helping women to connect with professional opportunities that propel them into positions of power. Our own Senior Data Scientist Jackie Weiser will be presenting work from our recently completed DataKind Labs Vision Zero project.
Learn more >

DataKind at ODSC East - May 5, Boston
DataKind’s own JeanCarlo Bonilla and Caitlin Augustin, along with DataKind volunteer, Karry Lu, will be at ODSC to share more about applying data for good. Learn about some of the latest breakthroughs and findings in the data science for social good space, from using satellite imagery and remote sensing techniques to detect crop disease in Ethiopia, to leveraging NLP to automate and expedite the process of synthesizing findings from academic studies to inform conservation efforts, to classifying text records to better understand human rights conditions around the world, to using machine learning to reduce traffic fatalities in U.S. cities.
Learn more >

DataKind’s JeanCarlo Bonilla at DataEDGE 2017, May 8-9, Berkeley
DataEDGE brings together social scientists, computer scientists, policy-makers, designers, and artists for an intimate two-day conference to assess the current state of data science and the data revolution. Hear from leading experts in the field about the way organizations are using data to address business and societal issues, about the challenges of working with data at scale, and about the most pressing questions and debates facing data scientists today.
Learn more >

Beyond DataKind - Our Top Picks to Get Involved 

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 >

Citizen Safecast - May 1, New York City
Safecast, a Japan Earthquake Relief Fund grantee, enlisted the help of volunteers who collected the data from all over Japan, and even built its own DIY Geiger counter kit. Learn more about this citizen science group tracking radiation levels in Japan after the nuclear power plant meltdown. 
Register >

BetaNYC Data Jam - May 8, New York City
Following up on the launch of NYC Facilities explorer at NYC’s School of Data, BetaNYC is collaborating with NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) and American Planning Association (APA) to host a one day data jam to explore three challenges that will improve government service delivery and decision making! Apply by Friday, 5 May, at 5:00 pm and ensure a spot on a team that will improve New York City and its services for all.
Apply >

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 is Hiring!

  • As Data Science Manager, you'll be at the center of DataKind's work applying data science in the service of humanity.
  • Our Community Engagement Manager will ensure that our vast network of data do-gooders is active, productive, and happy.
  • Working in concert with our Managing Director of Capital & Growth, our Individual Giving Lead will cultivate, manage, and grow these relationships to help DataKind scale its efforts and advance its mission.
  • The Finance & Operations Manager will be tasked with keeping DataKind's accounting systems in line and streamlining solutions to manage budgets, time and expenses, ultimately making our processes more efficient so we can spend more time doing what we do best – applying data for good. 

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