Friday, May 29, 2015

Data volunteering

The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth has a new series on data volunteering - check out their first post here.

Over at the Digital Civil Society Lab we're getting ready to host a small gathering of these "data volunteers" on Monday. Working with them, legal scholars from Stanford, ethicists from Stanford and Santa Clara Universities, and nonprofit executives we aim to produce a checklist for ethical practice for this emergent field. I've got great colleagues from PACS and the helping to pull this off, so I hope I'm not jinxing it by telling the world our one-day product aspiration. Stay tuned, they'll be more to come once Monday's done. This meeting builds on some planning done behind the scenes at April's Do Good Data Conference, and our outputs on Monday are intended to inform work in the field and get tested and improved in time for a DataKind Summit in New York City in the Fall.

And then Tuesday brings the SSIR Data on Purpose conference. Great speakers coming to town and set of great participants including a panel I'm honored to moderate on opening/closing your organization's data. Panelists include colleagues from UN Global Pulse, Living Goods, and Microsoft's Civic Tech team.

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