DataKind UK invites charities to attend DataDive weekend event

| 18th Jul 13

DataKind UK, a not-for-profit organisation, is offering charities the chance to connect with skilled volunteer data scientists and analysts, many of whom work for major corporations, in a bid to help charities understand their Big Data.

DataDive, a free weekend event, is sponsored by Teradata, the world’s leading analytic data solutions company focused on integrated data warehousing, big data analytics and business applications.

With ties to US giant DataKind (formerly Data without borders), a pilot DataKind event launched in the UK last year saw more than 70 data scientists working together with Oxfam, Keyfund and Place2Be to tackle tough data challenges.

Most commercial organisations are well-aware of the huge potential that data analytics and big data offers in informing all types of decisions,” commented DataKind UK director and Teradata director of data science, Duncan Ross.

Unfortunately, most charities lack the budget to establish and maintain teams of data scientists. By providing access to the skills of data analytics volunteers, we aim to bridge that gap.”

DataKind UK is welcoming all charities interested in analysing the first ever DataDive, which will be held at the Mozilla offices in Central London on 26th – 28th July. Attendees so far include Oxfam, HelpAge International and Hampshire County Council’s Special Educational Needs.

Find out more on how to register here.