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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]