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How do we enable data-driven approaches in institutions devoted to social good?
How can we provide training for data-scientists interested in social good?
A ten-week internship program matching student DSSG fellows with project leads from organizations in the Seattle region devoted to social good, for intense joint work focused on providing a specific data-driven solution.
Focused, intensive, collaborative projects
Data scientists + domain scientists
Results that wouldn't be possible otherwise
Inclusive data-driven innovation for the future of cities
Between the University and the City
University of Chicago, since 2012
Georgia Tech, since 2014
4 projects (with project leads)
of 11 applications
17 DSSG Fellows
of 144 applications
6 High School students (ALVA program)
The eScience infrastructure
Peer instruction and collaboration
Socrata crime incidence data
Data from social networks (facebook, twitter, etc.)
It is possible to both:
Trainee diversity poses a challenge in formal settings
But might be a strength in the context of project work!
Stakeholder involvement is important
(no projects "thrown over the fence")
In-house expertise (data scientists, program managers) are an important asset to the program