Podcast: Jake Porway of DataKind

Zuzanna Pasierbinska-Wilson

Here at DataSift, we live and breathe all things social data. We are constantly amazed by the pioneers who are manipulating that data in extraordinary ways that promote innovations we never thought possible and get especially excited about those who use big data for the greater good of humanity.

That’s why we enjoyed our interview with Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind, a non-profit organization that brings together data scientists and social organizations to correlate big data and provide solutions about global social issues. In today’s podcast, Jake discusses DataKind’s work with DC Action for Children on an interactive visualization tool to assess the health, security, and opportunity for children in each neighborhood of Washington D.C. Jake also discusses how data is revolutionizing the health and pro bono space, and his thoughts on the future of Big data and the greater good.

We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did!

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  • About Jake Porway


  • Founder and Executive Director of DataKind, Jake Porway is a machine learning and technology enthusiast who loves nothing more than seeing good values in data. He founded DataKind in the hopes of creating a world in which every social organization has access to data capacity to better serve humanity. He was most recently the data scientist at the New York Times R&D. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA.
  • Learn more

  • DataKind website: http://datakind.org

  • Tweets about data and social goodness: @DataKind

  • Get Involved

  • Techies Give Back: http://www.techiesgiveback.org

  • Random Hacks of Kindness: http://www.rhok.org

  • DC Action for Children: http://www.dcactionforchildren.org

One Response to "Podcast: Jake Porway of DataKind"

  1. Ellie Ludy says:

    You know me anything for the greater good of people!! Keep up the great work…love your blog.
    Ellie Ludy

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