Office Hour with Virginia Carlson & Jake Porway

Virginia Carlson (Urban Rubrics), Jake Porway (DataKind)
Office Hour, Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
  • What are the big data problems the social sector has (both in terms of broad spectrum problems like data collection and specific data science needs like mapping)?
  • How do you keep data scientists and social orgs involved in the process?
  • How do you get data scientists and social sector folks to talk to each other?
  • How do we broaden our horizons (include developers / designers / governments)?
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Virginia Carlson

Urban Rubrics

A data and information expert, Virginia has more than 25 years of experience leading fast-paced, creative environments where data are used to make decisions, tell stories and illuminate economic trends. She holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Northwestern University. Virginia believes that even the smallest non-profit organizations should have access to the best data available.

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Jake Porway

DataKind

Jake Porway is a machine learning and technology enthusiast who loves nothing more than seeing good values in data. He is the founder and executive director of DataKind, an organization that brings together leading data scientists with high impact social organizations to better collect, analyze, and visualize data in the service of humanity. Jake was most recently the data scientist in the New York Times R&D lab and remains an active member of the data science community, bringing his technical experience from his past work with groups like NASA, DARPA, Google, and Bell Labs to bear on the social sector. Jake’s work has been featured in leading academic journals and conferences (PAMI, ICCV), the Guardian, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and he has been honored as a 2011 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow and a 2012 National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA.

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