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Your Guide to Best Month Ever
August 31, 2016

From Clinton Global Initiative to Bloomberg's Data for Good Exchange, September is officially know at DataKind as "Best Month Ever" because of the lovely Venn diagram overlap of data science and social impact conferences. With so much going on, what's a busy data do-gooder to do? Here's our guide to rocking Best Month Ever like a pro:

September 5: Deadline to apply for our latest batch of DataCorps projects, U.S. East Coast

Ok fair, this is not so much a place as a state of mind. And by state of mind, we of course mean an online application. What better way to kick off Best Month Ever with a guarantee of data do-gooding for months to come? Apply to join a DataCorps team >

Note - preference given to volunteers located on the U.S. East Coast to minimize time zone coordination between teams. Check out our Get Involved round up for other ways to give back around the world!

September 10: Teradata Cares Data for Good Day, Atlanta

Meet us in Atlanta to join fellow data do-gooders at a Project Accelerator designed to help local nonprofits start their data science journeys. Mix and mingle with your kindred spirits and guzzle down some inspiration along with your sweet tea. RSVP >

September 12-14: SAS Analytics Experience, Las Vegas

Play your cards right and you could end up seeing our own Jake Porway rocking the stage at SAS Analytics Experience where he'll be talking about big data for social good. But what happens in Vegas won't stay in Vegas - the Data for Good movement is global! Check out Jake's video >

September 18-19: Mashable's Social Good Summit, New York

Last year, we were honored to hear from many social changemakers and humbled to then receive $50,000 in donations from MasterCard's Priceless Pitch elevator. This year, we'll be swinging by to say hi and get inspired all over again. Check out the line up > 

September 19-21: Clinton Global Intiative, New York

Quiz question! What commitment did we make at Clinton Global Initiative two years ago? (Hint hint.) What started a twinkle in our eye has evolved into our latest high-impact program - DataKind Labs. If only there was a session featuring our Labs team later this month...oh wait, read on!

September 25: Bloomberg's Data for Good Exchange, New York

The theme this year is "good governance" so all the more appropriate to talk about pro bono - latin for "the benefit of the public good." We're thrilled to have two recently completed DataCorps project teams present their work. Join us to learn how data science can be used to personalize mental healthcare in Illinois and forecast urban water usage in California. Register >

September 26: Strata + Hadoop World, New York

Honestly, we never like to miss a Strata and have participated in every one around the world since last year. This year, we have two great sessions - would love to see you at both:

 

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