Do Good Data Science: Scoping Projects for Impact


Jake Porway


Data touches nearly every aspect of our lives, from the movies that we enjoy, to how we get to work each day. Companies like Amazon and Google have leveraged data to maximize their profits, while nonprofits and NGOs have languished in leveraging the same techniques to maximize their impact. In this session, Jake Porway, ex-NYTimes R&D Lab data scientist and Founder/ED of DataKind, will explore how to:

· Scope & design data science projects for-impact vs. for-profit
· Identify a data problem, assess staff capacities to address it
· Define & measure success in these deployments

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner