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2014 Projects, Part 4: Chicago Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Public Schools, Conservation International

2018-05-12T14:08:33-05:00

It's hard to believe we're already a third of the way through the summer. During a foggy week where Chicago did its best impression of San Francisco, the DSSG fellows started to transition from exploring and cleaning their data to conducting deeper analyses and constructing new tools to attack their partners' problems. Visits from Abhi [...]

2014 Projects, Part 4: Chicago Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Public Schools, Conservation International2018-05-12T14:08:33-05:00

2014 Projects, Part 3: Memphis, Health Leads, Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness

2018-05-12T14:08:34-05:00

The time for introductions is over at Data Science for Social Good. Joined at the start of the week by a smattering of late-arriving fellows, the project teams are now at full strength, and they spent the week narrowing down the specific goals for their work this summer. By the end of the week, project [...]

2014 Projects, Part 3: Memphis, Health Leads, Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness2018-05-12T14:08:34-05:00

Why Doing Data Science with Non-Profits is Different from Industry

2018-05-12T14:08:36-05:00

Republished from DSSG fellow Carl Shan's blog, where is he recapping the summer week-by-week. One of the non-profit partners my team is working with came in to the office this past week. They shared with us the overarching problem they’re facing as an organization, and how they hoped our team can shed some light onto [...]

Why Doing Data Science with Non-Profits is Different from Industry2018-05-12T14:08:36-05:00

2014 Projects, Part 2: WikiEnergy, Enroll America/Get Covered Illinois, Nurse-Family Partnership

2018-05-12T14:08:37-05:00

It was a busy week of working with and learning from our project partners, in person at the DSSG space on State Street, on video chats, and in conference calls. Fellows heard how a diverse range of organizations -- point-of-sale data analysts, non-profits working on homelessness and health insurance, government agencies covering education and public [...]

2014 Projects, Part 2: WikiEnergy, Enroll America/Get Covered Illinois, Nurse-Family Partnership2018-05-12T14:08:37-05:00

2014 Projects, Part 1: World Bank Group, CPS, Harris School/Sunlight Foundation

2018-05-12T14:08:38-05:00

In the second week of the fellowship, fellows and mentors have heard from a wide range of our project partners for the summer, learning from the experts about the problems they will soon tackle. Between talks,they've started working with the data and brainstorming ideas about what they hope to reveal and build to meet the [...]

2014 Projects, Part 1: World Bank Group, CPS, Harris School/Sunlight Foundation2018-05-12T14:08:38-05:00

Fighting The Babel Effect with Bootcamp

2018-05-12T14:08:38-05:00

As a young, rapidly-growing, and broad field, data science has a language problem. A self-described data scientist may prefer to program in Python, R, or Stata. They use cloud computing resources, relational databases, or MapReduce. For visualizations, they may be experienced in Tableau, the ggplot2 library, or GIS mapping software. Data scientists may be skilled [...]

Fighting The Babel Effect with Bootcamp2018-05-12T14:08:38-05:00

Introductions and Definitions

2018-05-12T14:08:39-05:00

"Data science is not a real field, it's just statistics done by people with weird hair." You might not expect a fellowship called Data Science for Social Good to begin their summer with a debate over the legitimacy of data science. But before the fellows even had a chance to introduce themselves to the group, [...]

Introductions and Definitions2018-05-12T14:08:39-05:00