Databite No. 15: Jake Porway

DataKind's work applying data science in the social sector, how data scientists can use their skills to give back, and the potential ethical implications of these projects.


11.13.14 - 12:00 pm

Union Square Ventures
915 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY, 10010

Databites are Data & Society's weekly lunch conversations focused on unresolved questions and timely topics of interest to our community. To request an invitation, please email events at data society dot net.

Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind, will be talking about DataKind’s work applying data science in the social sector, how data scientists can use their skills to give back, and the potential ethical implications of these projects.

About DataKind

DataKind is an organization headquartered in New York that brings high-impact organizations dedicated to solving the world’s biggest challenges together with leading data scientists to improve the quality of, access to and understanding of data in the social sector. For more information, see www.datakind.org or follow @DataKind.

About Jake Porway

Jake is a machine learning and technology enthusiast who loves nothing more than seeing good values in data. He founded DataKind™ in the hopes of creating a world in which every social organization has access to data capacity to better serve humanity. He was most recently the data scientist in the New York Times R&D lab and remains an active member of the data science community. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA.

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