Posted by George Abbott
Knight Cities Challenge winners from 2015 and 2016 convene in Philadelphia.
During this contentious election season one theme has remained constant across party lines: an unshakeable belief in the American power to innovate. We at Knight Foundation also believe that good ideas can come from anywhere, and anyone. It’s ...
Jan. 15, 2015, 9 a.m., Posted by Rebekah Monson, Bruce Pinchbeck and Christopher Sopher
We’re on a mission to help people in Miami be better locals.
We all have an instinctive need to find our local—the things we love about where we live. It helps balance out the complaining we all like to do. We want to be connected to the people and places around us, and to be part, even in a small way, of shaping our city’s future.
For every hour we spend in traffic, we need a hidden place of respite no one’s discovered; for every tourist trap, a hole-in-the-wall with the best arepas. For every frustration with local government, we need a new project or idea or emerging leader to get us excited about the future again. In growing changing places like ours, those things are tremendously important, but too often hard to find.
Jan. 15, 2015, 9 a.m., Posted by Jake Porway
A volunteer during one of DataKind's DataDives. Photo from DataKind on Flickr.
When we launched DataKind in 2011 we had big dreams about just how powerful data science could be in helping social change organizations around the world tackle huge issues such as health care, poverty and education. We were overwhelmed with interest from data scientists eager to use their skills to make a difference and social sector leaders eager to learn more about how data science could help them transform their work. We had ideas about how to bring these two groups of talented and passionate individuals together, but they were just ideas. Now, three years into our adventure, we’ve created a suite of programs designed to deliver powerful data science resources to mission-driven organizations.
Jan. 14, 2015, 5:28 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad
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