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Matt Gee

Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy in Chicago

Data Science for Social Good

PRESENTED ON APR 25, 2014
IN CHICAGO @ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: Matt Gee tells the story of how a disgruntled capaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgrunteld jouranlist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2014. 

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Data-Driven Design for Chicago Energy

BY AARON WOLF
@ MAY TABLE TALKS ON MAY 23, 2013

Aaron Wolf is a partner at Datascope Analytics, a data-driven consulting and design company in Chicago. At Datascope Analytics, Aaron leverages his background in operations and business to ensure complex analyses are valuable and communicable.

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Open Gov in Chicago: Changing Government from the Outside In

BY DEREK EDER
@ MAY TABLE TALKS ON MAY 23, 2013

Derek Eder has been building websites in Chicago since 2005. He is the owner of DataMade, LLC, an open government and open data web consulting company, co-founder of Open City, a collective that makes civic apps with open data, and organizer for OpenGov Chicago, a monthly Meetup group that promotes open data and open government in Chicago and Cook County.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 9, 2013.

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Oceans of Data

BY BEN BEST
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. He discusses using data to map marine conservation. 

 "Presentation of the Day" on April 16, 2014.

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Elevate Purpose

BY MICHAEL SLABY
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Michael Slaby speaks about the discovery of a purpose-driven career and what a purpose-driven technology sector might be capable of accomplishing. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 7, 2014.

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A Billion Messages for Good

BY GREG BAUGUES
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Faster communication has the ability to save lives. Hear Greg Baugues speak on Twilio.org, which was launched in September with the mission of sending "A Billion Messages for Good," in an effort to do just that. 

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The Importance of Being Empathetic

BY BO PENG
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Data scientist Bo Peng offers a few lessons from her personal experiences on how and how not to use data to solve problems. She emphasizes the need to focus on the end user, and how putting yourself in their shoes can dramatically improve your work.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2014.

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The Array of Things

BY DOUG PANCOAST
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Doug Pancoast is leading The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration which transforms the way faculty and students exchange ideas.  Here he talks about this research, his practice and the Array of Things.

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Product Data Templates

BY MATT CRUNDEN
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 03, 2015

Matt Crunden gives an exciting insight into product data templates: what is this about?  What do we want at the end of the day?  The answer lies within the built environment as a part of smart, networked world!

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An insight in to big data at Cambridgeshire County Council

BY MICHAEL SOPER
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2016

Head of Cambridgeshire County Council's Research team Michael Soper tells us about big data and what they do with it.