Our Chapter Leaders are coming to town in October for our second annual Global Chapter Summit and we’d love to introduce you!
Given the potential for rain on Sunday, we are changing locations for our get together but would still love to see you! Weather the storm with us at our favorite happy hour spot, Fiddlesticks, in West Village for some Sunday evening drinks.
You no longer need to bring snacks, but please bring friends, umbrellas, hurricane lanterns and your most fashionable rain gear. We may have been rained out this time, but have no fear - we WILL picnic together, DataKind community. One day....one day.
Let us know if you have any questions and we hope to see you Sunday! Read on for highlights of what our Chapters have accomplished and for more details on the event - we hope to see you there!
Since we launched five new Chapters last August, over 4000 of you across the globe have signed up to be part of our Chapter Network and our committed Chapter Leaders have rallied this massive crew to help nearly 50 social change organizations worldwide.
While it’s impossible to summarize everything our Chapters have accomplished in the past 12 months, here some highlights of how data for good has been going global:
DataKind Bangalore has built such strong partnerships with organizations, three of their projects have progressed all the way from Project Accelerators to a DataDive and are now turning into long-term DataCorps projects. They’re still looking for leaders for Team Digitial Green - apply to be considered!
Not only was DataKind DC’s May DataDive kicked off by an especially eager data do-gooder (DJ Patil, the U.S. Chief Data Scientist!), it also led to concrete project outcomes like helping the American Red Cross prevent home fire deaths and injuries nationwide.
As we like to say, DataKind Dublin puts the “Dublin” in doublin’ down because they held not just one but TWO DataDives their first year with projects that helped address child malnutrition in South Sudan and support volunteerism in Ireland. This much momentum sounded pretty newsworthy to us - the Irish Times agreed and gave them a fantastic profile.
DataKind Singapore, oh how we sing their praises. From the many Project Accelerators they’ve held, to a DataDive where they helped Earth Hour use its Twitter data to rally the world to fight global warming, they’ve done so much to build the Data for Good movement locally, they’ll be speaking on this very topic at Strata Singapore in December.
DataKind San Francisco and its over 1000 Meetup members have hit the ground running from day one and continued to grow by leaps and bounds. Most recently, they hosted a DataDive that helped local organization SFHIP visualize open data to understand public safety issues. Word on the street is that fall DataDives are in the works, so stay tuned!
DataKind UK, our founding Chapter that launched two years ago, is quite simply a project powerhouse. They host DataDive after DataDive, including one particularly groundbreaking “DataDive of firsts” where a UK charity Citizens Advice shared its data with other charities for the first time to better understand social issues like homelessness. They’re now looking for volunteers for two DataCorps projects!
Relive the memories of last year’s summit and mark your calendars for October 4 - this is a DataKind family reunion that we we want you to be part of! If you’re outside New York, join the conversation and follow along at #DKGlobal for the latest updates.