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Friday, September 7 • 3:40pm - 3:45pm
Scaling storytelling with data science at GlobalGiving

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At GlobalGiving, we connect thousands of organizations working in 170 countries with the money, information, and ideas they need to thrive. To carry out this broad a mission with less than 50 full-time staff, we augment our human resources with technology in service of increased effectiveness and scale. In this lightning talk, we’ll describe a new implementation we’ve been working on over the last year to leverage natural language processing techniques and cloud-based microservices to provide better and faster feedback to our nonprofit partners about the reports they publish on their work. We’ll share what we’ve learned about using data science to help our partners tell better stories about the incredible work they do, as well as how we’ve used technology to make sure that our staff is able to spend their limited time focusing on the situations that require particular individual attention. We’ll also touch on how we can use these new tools to help ensure that members of the communities in which our partner organizations work have their personal privacy protected while still having their stories heard. We won’t get too deep into the nuts and bolts in this short session, so this presentation will be geared towards everyone, not just audience members with technical backgrounds.

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Nick Hamlin

Data Scientist, GlobalGiving
As GlobalGiving’s Data Scientist, Nick wears many hats. Whether leading the organization’s data strategy, building and maintaining the GG Rewards algorithm, or designing experiments to measure program impact, Nick lives to make social good data accessible, understandable, and... Read More →

Friday September 7, 2018 3:40pm - 3:45pm EDT
Academy Hall Main Room 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009