Data in the service of humanity

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

For this rainy Labor Day, here’s an uplifting talk by DataKind founder Jake Porway. He talks data and how it can make a worthwhile difference in areas that could use a change.

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