The Non-Profit Organization Data Without Borders has renamed itself to DataKind.
Here is the official announcement.
DataKind is an organisation that matches data from non-profit and government organisations with data scientists. DataKind hosts weekend DataDives and they are planning to build a DataCorps. See a previous post, Use Data Science to Help The World, to find out more about what DataKind is all about.
Data Scientists: The New Rock Stars of the Tech World.
Troy Sadkowsky of DataScientists.net conducted a very nice interview with Jake Porway of the NY Times R&D Lab and Data Without Borders. Here are some of the questions that got answered.
- Why Data Scientists are Tech’s Rock Stars?
- What does a Data Scientist do?
- How to become a Data Scientist?