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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Jake Porway

Jake Porway
Founder and Executive Director, DataKind

Jake Porway is the founder and executive director of DataKind, a nonprofit that harnesses the power of data science in the service of humanity. He is an alum of the New York Times R&D Lab and has worked at Google and Bell Labs. A recognized leader in the Data for Good Movement, he has spoken at IBM, Microsoft, Google, and the White House. Jake is also a PopTech Social Innovation fellow and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He holds a BS in computer science from Columbia University and an MS and PhD in statistics from UCLA.

Sessions

1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Law, Ethics, & Open Data
Location: 3D 04/09 Level: Intermediate
Jake Porway (DataKind), Cathy O'Neil (Weapons of Math Destruction), Vladimir Dubovskiy (DonorsChoose.org), Kamalesh Rao (DataKind)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
No matter how good the intentions, ethical questions are inherent in the work of using data for social good. How are organizations navigating ethical pitfalls in order to make an impact? The key is protecting the humanity behind the numbers. In this series of talks, we'll learn how organizations are dealing with ethical considerations inherent in projects that aim to use data for good. Read more.
2:05pm–2:45pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Law, Ethics, & Open Data
Location: 3D 04/09 Level: Intermediate
Jake Porway (DataKind), Bob Filbin (Crisis Text Line), danah boyd (Microsoft Research | Data & Society)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
No matter how good the intentions, ethical questions are inherent in the work of using data for social good. How are organizations navigating ethical pitfalls in order to make an impact? The key is protecting the humanity behind the numbers. In this series of talks, we'll hear from four speakers on how they are dealing with ethical considerations inherent in projects that aim to use data for good. Read more.
9:50am–10:00am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Location: Javits North
Jake Porway (DataKind)
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 63 ratings)
Jake Porway, founder and executive director of DataKind, unveils five keys for successful data science for good projects, based on the organization's three years of work rallying thousands of volunteers worldwide to give back. Read more.