The CS department has been partnering with the Bootstrap curriculum organization on their new Data Science course. Bootstrap got funding for the curriculum development from Bloomberg. Bloomberg is a data analysis giant with a strong philanthropy ethos. We were invited to present at Bloomberg in the Spring and to attend their Data for Good Exchange in last weekend.
The Data for Good Exchange is a gathering of industry, NGO, academic and governement partners around ethical uses of data to advance social good. Juniors, Olivia and Erika went to presentations about things like collecting water quality data from cisterns in the US Virgin Islands to make sure messages about treating water after the hurricane are getting out to the public.
We met an amazing person named Niiobli who is working connecting public data streams to increase the quality of public policy decisions.