Eager to flex your data skills for good? Each month, we do a roundup of job and volunteer opportunities through DataKind as well as other organizations around the world!
DataKind Volunteer Opportunities
DataKind Singapore DataJam – September 6, Singapore
Join fellow data do-gooders to get data polished and prepped for future analysis.
DataKind DC DataDive – September 23, Washington DC
DataKind DC will be partnering with the DC Mayor’s Office on a DataDive/Hackathon scheduled for the weekend of September 23.
STAY TUNED – Call for DataCorps Volunteers – October
We’re busy scoping our next batch of long-term DataCorps projects and will be doing a call for volunteers in October.
SAVE THE DATE – DataKind DataDive – November 10-12, TBD East Coast
We’re in the midst of planning our next DataDive to be held in either New York or Boston. If you’re interested in being a Data Ambassador (project leader) let us know at email@example.com.
Upcoming Events and Conferences
DataKind Dublin Social and Showcase – September 14
Mix and mingle and hear about the great projects DataKind Dublin has been working on so far in 2017 and what’s coming up in the next two months.
Beyond DataKind – Our Top Picks to Get Involved
National Day of Civic Hacking – Code for America
Calling all public servants, people with technology skills, and community organizers: National Day of Civic Hacking is your opportunity to show that government can work in the 21st century if we all build it together.
Find an event near you >
Use Machine Learning to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier – DrivenData and Concept to Clinic
Using imagery from CT scans and machine learning, help clinicians identify and interpret lung nodules.
Get involved >
Enter the GenH Challenge
The GenH Challenge is a social innovation prize competition uniquely incentivizing global entrepreneurs, innovators, and people on the front lines of health to join forces and tackle some of the world’s toughest health challenges. The competition includes a $1 million prize purse, providing up to $250,000 plus other incentives, to support pioneers in community health and their breakthrough ideas.
Register by Oct 4 >
GatherIQ App: Turn Data Into Good
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.
Learn more >
Mapping Campaign to Fight Malaria – Ongoing, Virtual
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.
Give back >
#Data4Good Job Round Up
- Chief Analytics Officer at the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics – New York, NY
- Data Scientist (New Data Sources) at City Hall – London, UK
- Data Scientist in the London Office of Data Analytics, City Hall – London, UK
- Statistician at Abt Associates – Silver Spring, Maryland
- Senior Software Engineer at Crisis Text Line – New York, NY
- Advanced Analytical Consultant at UNC Health Care – Chapell Hill, North Carolina
- Data Scientist and Senior Data Scientist at Enigma – New York, NY
- Principal Architect, Data for Development for DIAL – U.S., South Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa
- Director of Data Services at GuideStar – Washington, D.C.
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 >