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Hour of Code - Anybody Can Learn

Coding for Kids

Every student in every school should have the oportunity to learn computer science.

Visit them at https://code.org.

  • Hour of Code - Anybody can learn
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Advocates

Find a one-hour tutorial geared to:

  • Pre-readers
  • Grades 2-6
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9+

Data Good

This is the Canadian version of DataKind. Local projects are organized with Meetup.

Watch (and participate in) the development of a Montréal group at https://www.meetup.com/DataforGood-Montreal/.

Help make Montréal better via data science.

Data Kind

DataKind brings high-impact organizations together with leading data scientists to use data science in the service of humanity. From one-hour events to year-long engagements, we have designed programs that enable data scientists and social changemakers to address tough humanitarian challenges together. Our work helps organizations develop evidence-based decision making, increase efficiency, and enhance their data literacy. It also introduces data scientists to the Data-for-Good movement and shows them how valuable their skills can be.

Visit them at http://www.datakind.org

Branches in UK, India, Ireland, Singapore, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

From their website:

Projects include community events (consultations with organizations starting out with data science), data dives (weekend marathons events to do initial data analysis and exploration), DataCorps (long-term projects), and DataKind labs -- long-term rojects for multiple stakeholders.

They're looking for volunteers with skills in:

  • data science statistics, coding, data engineering, data visualization
  • project management
  • event planning and coordinating
  • guest blogging and speaking

Civic Hall

A collaborative innovation center that advances the use of technology for the public good.

A New York City-based organization that sponsors events, provide a personal democracy forum (not-quite uniquely abbreviated "PDF"), the Civicist hub for tech news and anlysis, and a community space with work stations, gathering rooms, and (of course) fast Wi-fi an video conferencing.

Visit their website.

Roundtable: November 15, 2016: Social Media in the News and As the News

Join Joe and Jesse on WAMC's The Roundtable on Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 11 AM when we talk about news -- fake and real; media social, new, and old; and the links between the Twitterati and other denizens of the online world and the people and places of the real world.

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