Data Science for Social Good: Challenges & Successes [All]
DBA, Database Developer, Analyst, BI/Analytics Practitioner, IT Pro, IT Manager/Director/Executive
DataKind is a nonprofit that harnesses the power of data science for social good. We bring together teams of data science volunteers with social change organizations to help them leverage data science to maximize their impact. In this talk, we'll review many of our successful projects and outline what makes for a strong data science project (and what doesn’t). We’ll describe the underlying components for project success, the scoping process, the data science methods used, and impact. While DataKind operates in the nonprofit and social sector, the way it scopes data science projects can be applied to the for-profit world. Attendees will walk away with best practices in applying data science to tough social (and business) challenges and the components needed to implement successful high-impact projects.