Data for Good Waterloo Region + House of Friendship Datathon
June 1 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Join us at Data for Good Waterloo Region’s inaugural Datathon, as we partner with House of Friendship to support its mission of providing food, housing, community resources, and addiction treatment to those in need in Waterloo Region. This Datathon is brought to you by our title sponsor, Terminal!
### IMPORTANT NOTE ###
Participation in this Datathon requires a (free) Eventbrite ticket and the signing of a non-disclosure agreement (https://forms.gle/g2srCdxo8FcDT6917). Please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/data-for-good-waterloo-region-house-of-friendship-2019-datathon-tickets-59742768228 to register.
### HOW IT WORKS ###
On the day of the Datathon, we will form teams of 4-5 volunteers to work together to solve the House of Friendship challenge statements, which relate to helping House of Friendship better understand and grow its volunteer base. Remember to bring your laptop and power cord to the event!
Volunteers will perform data analytics, discover insights, and present their findings to House of Friendship by the end of the day. It’s an excellent way to contribute your data science skills to help your community, and to learn from your fellow data science practitioners!
Thank you to Terminal (https://terminal.io/), our Datathon sponsor, for their generous donation of space and food for our participants.
### SCHEDULE ###
Rough schedule for the day:
– 8:45 to 9:15: Arrival + coffee/donuts
– 9:30 to 10:30: House of Friendship + challenge statement overview
– 10:30 to 12:30: Data analysis!
– 12:30 to 13:30: Lunch
– 13:30 to 18:00: Complete data analysis + prepare presentation!
– 18:00 to 19:00: Dinner
– 19:00 to 20:30: Presentations of insights
### LEARN MORE! ###
To learn more about the Datathon process, check out the following materials from our previous events:
– What to expect from a Datathon: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1OElGN4sw65fWQFbUA2tZg2rE1o0nyZftHvTiNMujldU/edit?usp=sharing
– Data science technical walkthrough: https://github.com/ruoyucad/DataForGood
For more information about House of Friendship, please visit https://www.houseoffriendship.org/
We hope you will join us!
TL;DR: do data science to do good for House of Friendship. Get your Eventbrite ticket!