Meetup: DIY Data for Good! – incl. Pizza’s

Meetup: DIY Data for Good! – incl. Pizza’s

After our successful hackathon with Red Cross we invite you for our next meetup themed ‘DIY Data for Good’. At this event we have two speakers who share their vision on how tech can be used to create a better world. Every speaker is also facing challenges to scale their innovations to the next level. […]

What did the different teams at the Red Cross Hackathon do

What did the different teams at the Red Cross Hackathon do

On the 20th of May DataMission organised a hackathon for the Red Cross and 510.global. The day is described here. This blogposting contains more technical details of what the teams did.

Machine Learning model teams

The first team, team015, tried to tweak the inputs and to combine them to thus find a better input for the prediction model. This is called feature engineering. They used RandomForest and Negative Binomial Logistic Regression algorithms. While the data only contained the number of partially damaged and the number of completely damaged houses, they decided to focus on the total number of damaged houses too. While their model was doing very well on the test data, it had an R-squared score of 0.21 on the real data set. Read more about What did the different teams at the Red Cross Hackathon do

Predicting typhoons and visualising their impact for Red Cross

Predicting typhoons and visualising their impact for Red Cross

[:en]As technology grows and becomes more and more a part of everyday life, we are starting to truly understand how to utilize it for the good of society.  Using data for social change is a relatively new trend.  However, it is picking up steam and many organizations are looking into new innovative ways to use this valuable tool for the greater good of humanity. Read more about Predicting typhoons and visualising their impact for Red Cross

Hackathon DataMission – Red Cross Netherlands

Hackathon DataMission – Red Cross Netherlands

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Mark your calendars! Following last year’s successful Data4Food hackathon with UN World Food Programme, we’re very excited to invite you to our next hackathon with Red Cross Netherlands. The hackathon will take place on Saturday 20th May 2017 in Amsterdam. To give you a head start, we organise a pre-event on Monday evening 15th May. Read more about Hackathon DataMission – Red Cross Netherlands

Solve hunger through data analysis and visualisation

Solve hunger through data analysis and visualisation

 

#HackHunger with UN World Food Programme and DataMission

For the past couple of months, the DataMission team has worked hard to organise its first hackathon on Saturday May 14 in Amsterdam. And we had a blast! A big thanks to all the 50+ participants — a mix of developers, data scientists, domain experts. The team spirit, work ethic and innovative results were amazing! Read more about Solve hunger through data analysis and visualisation

A look back at 2015: Data Mission cooperated with existing initiatives

A look back at 2015: Data Mission cooperated with existing initiatives

[:en]In the final months of 2015 we teamed up with initiatives that already organised interesting events. Two Data Mission teams joined the Museumnacht Hackthon in November. That same month, we hosted a Data Desk at the Connected Development Festival where NGO’s dropped by to get instant advice on data. Read more about A look back at 2015: Data Mission cooperated with existing initiatives

Update from DataMission (and some questions)

Update from DataMission (and some questions)

[:en]A lot has happened since this posting, so it’s time for an update. We had two events, started tweeting more, and we have now over 400 members on meetup! So we see a lot of enthusiasm at the data community in the Netherlands for what we are trying to do. You too want to help MDOs (mission driven organisations) with the data analysis! Thanks for this! Read more about Update from DataMission (and some questions)

Join our Data Desk at Connected Development Camp – Friday, November 13

Join our Data Desk at Connected Development Camp – Friday, November 13

[:en]Last week we sent all DataMissionaries an email about our upcoming activity:

On Friday November 13, the Connected Development Camp takes place. A yearly event focused on the future of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid. DataMission will host a Data Desk. Here we will provide NGO’s, activists, researchers, journalists and policy makers with hands-on advise on their data-related question. We are looking for three DataMissionairies to be part of our Data Desk! Read more about Join our Data Desk at Connected Development Camp – Friday, November 13