Data scientists and developers will join UK charities at the Elsevier office in London this weekend to volunteer in a 2-day hackathon – or DataDive – organized by DataKind.
During a DataDive, nonprofits work with teams of 50 to 150 data scientists, developers and designers. They use data to solve key problems in their communities, visualizing data sets to give their partner organizations insights or prototypes to inform their work and create real world change.
About the charities and their data challenges
- Street League supports unemployed 16-to-24-year-olds to move into employment using the power of sport, teaching them the key life and work skills they need for sustainable employment.
- Mind in the City, Hackney & Waltham Forest is driven by the needs of people experiencing mental distress, and they offer a wide range of services and support in London.
- The Mix provides a free and confidential multi-channel service offering support for under 25s. They believe all young people should be able to make informed choices about their physical and mental wellbeing so that they can live better lives.
We will be posting updates here throughout the event, and you can also follow us on social media:
- On Instagram, follow @ElsevierConnect and check out #ElsevierLife.
- On Twitter, follow @ElsevierConnect and use the hashtag #DataDive.
July 14, 2019
July 13, 2019
“We want to use a data-driven approach more to shape the way we deliver services and to bring in more funding for the services that we do deliver.” - Sahil Patel from @MindCharity Read more about the project: https://t.co/w7UzZRQIjY #DataDive #data4good@DataKindUKpic.twitter.com/WjqeyWR4Bp— Elsevier (@ElsevierConnect) July 13, 2019
“The strength of the DataDive is having people with so many different perspectives give us objective advice about our data and programs going forward.” Here the full #DataDive story of @Sports_Lindsey from @Street_League. https://t.co/w7UzZRQIjY@DataKindUKpic.twitter.com/Ki0hdpC0ZL— Elsevier (@ElsevierConnect) July 13, 2019