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Data Science for Social Good | Student Talent & Civic Ideas

by Klaire Wesolowski

Data Science for Social Good is getting ready to celebrate its second year in Atlanta. Thursday night they are hosting a demo day to showcase the awesome projects that have been developed this summer. Set aside your evening to meet talented data science students and check out this year’s projects:

    • Campus Wifi: Team WiFi is working with Georgia Tech and their campus WiFi data to understand patterns of mobility that can inform policymaking. This summer, we’re building a platform/tool to help condense, contextualize, and visualize this data for the benefit of others on campus.
    • 211 — United Way of Greater Atlanta: United Way of Metro Atlanta offers a serious commitment to their customers to maintain full satisfaction and ensure that all individuals have the opportunity to thrive and be part of a prospering community. The United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta was the first to introduce 211 services in 1997. It is completely operated by private a non-profit community-service organization.
    • Fire Risk in Atlanta – Atlanta Fire Rescue Department: This project aims to reduce fire risk in Atlanta by identifying and prioritizing buildings that should be inspected by AFRD.
    • Trees Atlanta – Maintaining the Urban Forest: We are working with The City of Atlanta and Trees Atlanta to help them maintain and improve Atlanta’s urban forest.

Register today

July 9
6:30 – 9:00

General Assembly Atlanta
675 North Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308

About DSSG:
The Atlanta Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is an intensive, ten-week paid internship experience that places students onto multi-disciplinary teams working under the supervision of a professor on a problem that comes from a partner in the City of Atlanta or a local non-profit company. Mentors from the local data science practitioner community will provide additional guidance and support. The goal of the DSSG program is to give students an opportunity to solve a real problem in a real context and to give partners an opportunity to tap the skills and ingenuity of a student team. Teams are made up of folks with technical expertise and public policy expertise, for a truly interdisciplinary approach. Interested in their work? Who wouldn’t be?! Join their group to attend more events such as this one.

[Photo Credit: DSSG]

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