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February 13, 2015

Dear DataKind,

I signed up to volunteer on your website and covered my laptop with your stickers. I've got data science skills burning a hole in my pocket and am ready to give them to a worthy cause. When do I get to, you know, do something? How can I apply my data science skills for good...like now

~Anna Lytical from Annaheim, Anyplace
 

Dear Anna,

Thanks so much for reaching out! You're totally right - your data science skills are tremendously valuable and the world needs them.

First off, we're hiring! Check out these roles where you'd get to flex your data science skills for goodl

There are actually a ton of volunteer opportunities coming up through DataKind and other great organizations that you should check out! (We've included specific event links below where possible or the link to the Chapter's Meetup group, where the event will ultimatley be posted.) 

Data Science Bowl: Through March 16, Worldwide
Enter the first-ever National Data Science Bowl, co-sponsored by Booz Allen and Kaggle in partnership with Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center. The competition will be challenging but it will also be incredibly rewarding. At stake? The very health of our oceans. We will award $175,000 to those able to observe the right patterns, ask the right questions and, in turn, make our beautiful and complex world a little easier to understand and a better place to live. 
Get Involved

Open Data Day: Feb 21, Worldwide
There are over 100 events wordwide where you can use your skills to put open data to good use. For example, in New York City, there's a CodeAcross Open Data Festival as well as an Ebola Open Data Jam that some of our volunteers will be participating in.
Get Involved 

DataKind Dublin Project Accelerator: Feb 26, Dublin
Help organizations begin their data science journey or overcome data hurdles in their way with a night of quick consultation and brainstorming. 
Get Involved

San Diego University Nonprofit Data Analysis Competition: Feb 28, San Diego

San Diego Regional Data Library, the SDSU Society for Statisticians and Actuaries and Teradata are organizing a data analysis contest to aid nonprofits, journalists and government agencies in making better use of data, develop a broader regional capacity for data analysis, and introduce students interested in data analysis to future employers.
Get Involved

DataKind UK Project Accelerator: March 4, UK
Help organizations begin their data science journey or overcome data hurdles in their way with a night of quick consultation and brainstorming. 
Get Involved 

Data Science Hackathon: March 6-8th, NYC
Cornell-Tech and Cornell, in association with Columbia University is putting together a uniquely styled Hackathon next month and they are looking for mentors to help guide these young minds to data science do-goodery victory! 10-12 mentors and 1-2 judges are needed.
Get Involved 

DataKind Singapore Project Accelerator: March 12, Singapore
Help organizations begin their data science journey or overcome data hurdles in their way with a night of quick consultation and brainstorming. 
Get Involved 

DataKind DC DataJam: March 18, Washington DC
Help social change organizations prep and cleanse their data ahead of their weekend DataDive.
Get Involved 

DataKind Bangalore DataDive: March 21-22, Bangalore
Help social change organizations do initial data analysis, exploration, and prototyping at this weekend-long, marathon-style event. 
Get Involved 

DataKind Dublin DataJam: March 26, Dublin
Help social change organizations prep and cleanse their data ahead of their weekend DataDive.
Get Involved 

DataKind San Francisco DataDive - Spring 2015
Help social change organizations do initial data analysis, exploration, and prototyping at this weekend-long, marathon-style event. 
Get Involved 

Check out the below calendar for opportunities into April and beyond and be sure to sign up for your local Chapter's Meetup group for the latest updates.

In general, here are some tips on getting involved in the Data-for-Good movement through us or others!

Thank you for donating your time and talent to change the world! We cannot do our work without data do-gooders like you.

Dataspeed,
DataKind

 

Data Do-Gooding Calendar

Specific event link given in description or Chapter Meetup link provided if event is not posted yet. Tweet @DataKind if you have a data science volunteer event you'd like help promoting!

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