DFG DataThon: Youth Without Shelter

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We’re happy to announce that we’ll be hosting a DataThon to help…
Youth Without Shelter: https://www.yws.on.ca/

Since 1986, Youth Without Shelter (YWS) has helped more than 15,000 homeless youth between ages 16­-24 to build their confidence & life-skills and to find long-term stable housing & jobs. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs in a safe environment, with the goal of getting youth off the streets permanently.

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On May 4th, we will be helping Youth Without Shelter create donor profiles and answer business problems about donor behaviours with machine-learning and geo-spatial mapping. We’ll also be augmenting third-party data to enrich the dataset.

Volunteers will discover insights, build models, and present their findings to YWS by the end of the day. It’s an excellent way to contribute your data science skills to help your community and have your findings be featured in a published case-study.

It is strongly recommended that you have data scientist/data analyst experience in R or Python and that you can commit for the full 9AM-9PM period.
09:00 – 09:30: Check-in + light breakfast provided by CAPCO
09:30 – 09:45: Introduction to datathon
09:45 – 10:00: Sponsor presentations
10:00 – 10:15: Not-For-Profit partner presentations
10:15 – 10:30: Dataset and business problem introduction
10:30 – 12:00: Data analysis!
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch provided by CAPCO
13:00 – 19:00: Data analysis!
19:00 – 20:00: Presentations
20:00 – 21:00: Networking
This inspiring and practical day of data sees the coming together of a multitude of professionals and educators from diverse disciplines who all want to help make a positive difference in their communities.

We hope you join us!