UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for the amazing support and great feedback! We're shooting for a launch of a proper website in early July and are planning our first event for the fall. More details here and here. Feel free to sign up for the e-mail list or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.
Are you a non-profit / NGO who wants to collect and analyze data about your practice or field but can't afford a full time data scientist?
Are you a data scientist / data hacker / statistician who loves to explore new data streams and wants to do some good at the end of the day?
If so, then come join us! Data Without Borders seeks to match non-profits in need of data analysis with freelance and pro bono data scientists who can work to help them with data collection, analysis, visualization, or decision support.
Big companies like Google and Amazon recognize the importance of dedicated data science teams and can support fulltime analysts, but non-profits, though they may have rich and interesting datasets, don't have the resources to capitalize on their data or may not even know the value of the data they already collect.
Data Without Borders aims to close that gap through a data scientist exchange, bringing exciting new problems to the data community and helping to solve social, environmental, and community problems alongside non-profits and NGOs.
If you're a non-profit who could use some data analysis or a data junkie who wants to pitch in and help, join our mailing list below and we'll keep you up to date on the status of the project (We never spam and we won't share your e-mail address with anyone!)
Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to have your feedback or to get smart, energetic people on board to help launch this exciting initiative!