Empowering Communities Through Data
Data For Good is a collective of volunteer do-gooders, who want to use their powers for good to help make our communities better through data. We help nonprofit and social organizations harness the power of their data through analytics and visualizations in order to leverage their impact in the community.
The team in Calgary is led by Geoff Zakaib and other volunteers who are committed to making an impact through data in Calgary.
Data for Good in Calgary works with organizations in the nonprofit / social sector in a couple of ways:
- DataThons are weekend events that involve a large number of volunteers focusing on analytics & visualizations with organizations that have a lot of data and are relatively advanced in their data practices.
- DataCorps is a program of smaller scale projects of variable length where a group of Data Ambassadors will work with organizations that need help with data fundamentals at any stage of the Data Lifecycle.
- Meetup presentations are held every month where speakers from various industries present on topics related to data analytics & non-profits.
A sample of some of the organizations we’ve helped in the past
Want to be part of the fun? You don’t need to be a data scientist or a PHD, there’s lots of ways that you can get involved with Data for Good.