Eager to flex your data skills for good? Every month, we do a roundup of the latest Data for Good jobs, volunteer opportunities and events from DataKind as well as other organizations around the world!
Upcoming Events and Conferences
DataKind’s Jake Porway to Speak at The AI Conference (New York, NY) – April 29 – May 2
DataKind’s Jake Porway, will be presenting at The AI Conference in NY, to share more about the ins and outs of applying AI for social good. Learn about the considerations and challenges involved when it comes to using AI to address complex humanitarian ussues, find out why human centered design is essential and hear real-world examples of how AI is being used to improve the world we live in.
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NYC Open Data Week (New York, NY) – March 3-10
A week-long celebration to raise awareness about New York City’s Open Data. Promoted by the City of New York’s Open Data team, BetaNYC, and NYC’s civic tech community, the week will offer more than 35 events, workshops, panels and exhibits, presented across the city, exploring how the City’s open data is being used in innovative ways and encouraging a wider knowledge of New York City’s open datasets.
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Beyond DataKind – More Ways to Get Involved
Center for Technology and Society Belfer Fellowship – Application Deadline, March 1
The Center for Technology and Society (CTS), part of the Anti-Defamation League, was founded in 2017 to ensure justice and fair treatment for all in the digital age. As part of a 104 year-old civil rights organization, CTS draws from over a century of fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds. Applications are now open for the inaugural Belfer Fellowships at CTS. The Belfer Fellows will be crucial members of the CTS team and will be drawn from areas like the tech community, academia, and media to push innovation, research, and knowledge development. They will embark on projects that align with CTS’s mission, like promoting cyberhate awareness and digital citizenship, and will work with CTS to leverage the projects for wider social good.
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2018 Data Science Bowl – Virtual, April 9
The 2018 Data Science Bowl competition is going on now! The world’s largest data science competition for social good, it brings together data scientists, technologists, domain experts, and organizations to take on the world’s challenges with data and technology. This year the challenge is to automate nucleus detection, freeing biologists from time-consuming processes to focus on cures.
Take the challenge >
GatherIQ App: Turn Data Into Good – Virtual, Ongoing
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.
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Mapping Campaign to Fight Malaria – Virtual, Ongoing
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.
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Data for Good Job Opportunities
- Chief Analytics Officer at the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics – New York, NY
- Technical Director, Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Technology & Society – San Francisco, CA
- Machine Learning Data Scientist at Crisis Text Line – New York, NY
- Senior Software Engineer at Crisis Text Line – New York, NY
- Data Engineer or Senior Data Engineer at Enigma – New York, NY
- Director of Data Services at GuideStar – Washington, D.C.
- Data Scientist at the University of Washington eScience Institute – Seattle, WA
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 >