Inaugural NY DWB Datadive

August 31, 2011

Today is a very exciting day for Data Without Borders.

From an ambitious idea to many hours spent on email and conference calls with some of the most inspiring humanitarians and data scientists in the world—and of course late nights spent planning and strategizing in our posh New York City headquarters—today we are thrilled to announce the inaugural Data Without Borders Datadive.

The Datadive will take place on October 14-16, 2011 in New York City. This event will be somewhat different than the typical weekend-long hackathon, mind you. While traditional hackathons are often focused on developing an app or a website, the datadive will seek to derive novel and interesting insight from the data of participating NGO’s and non-profits. The process will be one of exploration, experimentation, and learning.

For the event to succeed, however, we need your help. Are you an NGO or non-profit interested in letting a group of eager data scientists hack on your data for a weekend? If so, please register your NGO for the datadive. Likewise, are you excited by the idea of crunching on unique datasets for a weekend to help worthy causes make better sense of their information? If so, please RSVP as a participant in the datadive.

Finally, if you are not in the New York City area, or cannot make the event, fear not! We are taking the Data Without Borders Datadive on the road. We are already planning events in San Francisco, Chicago, DC, and London; with many many cities to come. To stay informed about upcoming events, and all things DWB, you can sign-up for our mailing list, or give @datanoborders a follow on Twitter.

We are super excited for the event, and hope you are too. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

See you in October!

And if you want to share, here is the official link to the kickoff page: