Sara-Jayne Farmer

Sara-Jayne Farmer
Data Scientist, Change Assembly

Website | @mygeekyself

I’m a crisis data nerd, helping people build situation pictures of disasters from social media feeds and online data, and building the communities and technologies needed to support that.

My work right now includes coding for Ushahidi, writing a white paper on Sensor Journalism for Columbia jSchool, putting together a course on ICT for Development for Columbia SIPA, helping to start a coworking space and building OpenCrisis, an information and mentoring space for crisis data scientists, crisismappers and crisismapping leads. And our cat Emily writes a blog called I Can Haz Datascience. I’d love to compare notes with anyone working in any of these spaces!


Location: E144 Audience level: Novice
Moderated by:
Kate Chapman (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
Heather Leson (Ushahidi), Thea Aldrich (SecondMuse ), Pat Tressel (Sahana Software Foundation), Lindsay Oliver (Geeks Without Bounds), Sara-Jayne Farmer (Change Assembly)
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Have you been involved in open source for a long time but you’d like it to directly impact peoples’ live? Just beginning and want to help others? Access to free and open software can allow communities to make better decisions in case of disaster, help respond to local crises and use the tools in ways you never dreamed. Learn about some of the projects being used and how you can help. Read more.


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