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Once again, I was honored to write a guest post for DataKind. This time is was on the spread of open source software by data-do-gooders. A couple years ago, DataKind hosted a DataDive in Washington D.C. and some of the participants created a mapping software project titled DataTools 2.0. Since then, it has been replicated by a number of groups around the globe. Read the full post on the DataKind blog to find out more.
Creating the Awesome Data Science Colleges List has opened the data for some analysis. The above chart shows the states with the most data science programs based upon the total number of colleges in the state (dark red is best, followed by orange, followed by yellow, and finally black is for states with no data science programs).
The Top States
The States Needing to Create Data Science Programs