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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Bob Filbin

Bob Filbin
Chief Data Scientist, Crisis Text Line

Website | @bobfilbin

Bob Filbin is chief data scientist at Crisis Text Line, the first large-scale 24/7 national crisis line for teens on the medium they use and trust most: texting. Bob specializes in the application of behavioral psychology to questions of data collection, analysis, and reporting, to make sure data leads to good behavioral change. Bob has given lectures on using data to drive behavioral change at places including MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, and the North American International Auto Show, and has authored several articles in the Harvard Business Review on data. He runs in Prospect Park.


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)
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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.