Data Science for Social Good Meetup

  • Date:

    August 08

  • Time:

    05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

  • Rooms:

    Conference Room BCD

  • Organizer:

    Data Science for Social Good open_in_new

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Description

Join Data Science for Social Good and PyData Chicago for a special meetup and learn about some of the projects going on this summer at the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship at Universirty of Chicago. We'll have 3 project teams from DSSG Fellowship give presentations about their projects with government agencies and non profits, followed by discussions over food and drinks.

Schedule of events:

5:30pm - Doors open

6:00pm - 3 presentations from DSSG teams + Q&A 

-Reducing incarceration by identifying individuals in need of health services (in collaboeration with Johnson County, Kansas) 

-Increasing school graduation rates by identifying risk factors (in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, El Salvador)

-Supporting prioritized ourtreach to reduce harasment of rental housing tenants (in collaboration with Public Engagement Unit in New York City Government)

7:00pm - Mingling

Beverages and snacks will be provided. 

About Data Science for Social Good: 

The Data Science for Social Good Fellowship is a University of Chicago summer program to train aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact. Working closely with governments and nonprofits, fellows take on real-world problems in education, health, energy, public safety, transportation, economic development, international development, and more.

NOTE: Please be sure to RSVP if you plan on attending! You will have to check in with security in the lobby and will only be admitted if your name is on the list.

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