DataKind

Categories: News, Diversity in STM
Tags: ,

DataKind and the Elsevier Foundation partner to bring hackers and coders together with UK charities for a 48-hour hackathon Data scientists and developers will join UK charities at the Elsevier office in London this weekend to volunteer in a 2-day hackathon – or DataDive – organized by DataKind. DataKind is a global nonprofit organization that is harnessing the power of big data for good, working to coach nonprofits in… [Read more]

Categories: Blogs, Diversity in STM
Tags: ,

DataDives are high energy, marathon-style, 48-hour events where nonprofits work alongside teams of data scientists, developers and designers to use data to gain insight into their programs. During a DataDive, nonprofits work with teams of 50 to 150 data scientists, developers and designers. They use data to solve key problems in their communities, visualizing data sets to give their partner organizations insights or prototypes to inform their work… [Read more]

Categories: Blogs, Diversity in STM
Tags:

Data is a powerful resource, and for many years now Elsevier has used it to deliver insights and support policy and decisions in the worlds of health and research, not least with initiatives such as the recent Melanoma report, Research Futures report, and AI report, all released in the past seven months. Of course, not every organization has the capabilities and expertise to unlock insights from data, which… [Read more]

Categories: News, Diversity in STM
Tags: , ,

The Elsevier Foundation partners with DataKind in a 48-hour hackathon, working with coders and developers to help UK charities unlock the power of data Building smarter decision-making tools to relieve food poverty and reduce food waste. Debunking anti-transparency arguments made by extractive companies. Improving data practices to better support efforts towards ending poverty worldwide. These are just some of the outcomes achieved by nonprofits that took part in… [Read more]

Categories: News, Diversity in STM
Tags: , ,

When a natural disaster strikes, knowing where people and buildings are is of the utmost importance for saving lives. The World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and DataKind teamed up to understand how might satellite imagery and machine learning aide in disaster risk management and improving resilience for vulnerable communities. DataKind’s DataCorps team of pro bono data scientists completed an assessment of current literature on how… [Read more]

Categories: News, Diversity in STM
Tags: ,

Here are 5 surprising things I learned while covering a DataDive hackathon at Google’s NYC headquarters That was me with the camera, taking your picture and pestering you to explain stuff when you emerged from your data scrums. Last month, more than 100 of you spent a weekend at Google headquarters in Manhattan, creating technology solutions for organizations that make sure citizens are included in international development. It was a… [Read more]

Categories: News, Diversity in STM
Tags: , ,

At Google HQ in New York, Elsevier’s technologists and data scientists are joining colleagues from Google Cloud, Teradata and 11th Hour Project for this DataKind event New York, NY —  Professionals in data science and related fields are converging at Google headquarters this weekend to volunteer for the DataKind NYC DataDive. They are using machine learning and other techniques to develop solutions for three organizations that help communities protect human rights and… [Read more]

Categories: News, Diversity in STM
Tags: ,

DataKind partners with World Bank to help developing countries reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate changeNatural disasters are on the rise worldwide, and the consequences are especially devastating for developing countries. From 1995 to 2014, 89 percent of storm-related fatalities occurred in lower-income countries even though these countries experienced just 26 percent of storms, according to the World Bank, which forecasts that the impact of these disasters… [Read more]

Categories: News, Diversity in STM
Tags: , ,

You can’t feed the world with data – or can you? For an organization like FareShare, data can be a vital tool in tackling hunger. For the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste, the data revolution has the potential to transform the work they do with the nearly 7,000 charities and community groups in their network. FareShare saves good surplus food from retailers and manufacturers across the… [Read more]

Categories: News, Diversity in STM
Tags: , ,

Elsevier Foundation joins DataKind, ONE Campaign, FareShare and Christian Aid to use data for tackling poverty and justice, climate change and UK food shortages. What is a #DataDive? In short, it’s a marathon weekend event with over 70 data scientists, developers and enthusiasts working alongside nonprofits to strategize, visualize and crunch data critical for moving the needle on issues as diverse as fighting corruption, arming African farmers with… [Read more]