Markets For Good ebook

Markets for Good, an organization focused on performing data science for the social sector, recently released an ebook highlighting their 17 most influential blog posts. The ebook is titled, Markets for Good Selected Readings: Making Sense of Data and Information in the Social Sector.

Here is just a small sampling of the topics you can read about:

  • 3 Reasons Why Open Data Will Change the World
  • Let Our Data Define Us
  • Put Your Data Where Your Mouth Is

If you are interested in how data can be used to help the world, this ebook is a good place to start.

Learn Data Science Online with DataCamp

If you are looking to get started in the field of data science in 2014, then DataCamp just might be the site for you. DataCamp, formerly DataMind provides a tutorial for interactive data analysis in the browser. The data analysis is taught using R.

The DataCamp platform provides:

  1. Courses to learn data science
  2. A Platform to create new courses

If you are familiar with Codecademy, DataCamp follows very much the same model except for data analysis instead of programming. This is definitely a site to watch in 2014.

The Interactive Data Analysis Tutorial

DataCamp  tutorial
Interactive Data Analysis Tutorial

DataCamp Profile

DataCamp profile
DataCamp profile