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The Data Science Working Group’s purpose is to efficiently assess, inspire, and tackle Code for San Francisco’s data science needs, as well as to help the City with its data science needs whenever appropriate. Our practicing and aspiring data scientists are available to:
- develop data science-centric solutions to social good problems;
- assess/inspire the possibility of data science components in other projects;
- provide resources to help produce those components;
- provide a learning environment for ourselves and others to learn more practical data science.
In pursuing the above, we humbly hope that CfSF's dedicated project groups come to consider us an integral and synergistic resource for the brigade at large.
Current Group Needs
The DSWG needs both technical and non-technical help in the following areas:
- Data Analysis, Modelling, Statistics
- Data Visualization, Storytelling, Dashboarding
- Marketing, Content writing
- Community Outreach
Team Lead: Rocio Ng, Ph.D.
Wiki (resources): DSWG Wiki
Group Email Contact: datascience[at]codeforsanfrancisco.org If you are interested in volunteering to generally help the group as a whole outside of project please reach out to one of the team leads.
Here's what we're currently working on, mostly with gov't/org partners, but as mentioned above, we're also eager to work with -or inspire- dedicated project groups.
- The Science of Housing: Impact of Planning Policy on the Housing Crisis - Currently paused
- CFA Get Calfresh Project - Currently paused
- NL Tweets
Projects On Hold
The following are in need of new project leads and contributing members. Please check them out and reach out to DSWG team leads if you are interested in reviving one of these projects!
- Campaign Finance Project
- SF OpenData Search Analytics for Improving UX
- CTA-NorCal Homeless Program Outcomes Analysis
- Interactive visualization of SF's building emissions and energy use
- Predicting Relative Risk of Fire in SF's Buildings
- Small Business Association
- Friends of the Urban Forest: Analyses and Visualizations
- CA Dept. of Justice OpenJustice Hypothesis Testing and Predictive Modeling
- U.S. Dept. of Transportation Hazmat Incident Prediction and Anomaly Detection
- City of SF 311 Case Data Analysis
- City of SF Budget Visualization
- U.S. Dept. of Transportation Traffic Fatality Analyses
- Check out our New Member Onboarding Doc
New to Data Science or want to learn more??
- Explore Data Science Education Resources from our Wiki to get to learnin'!
DSWG Leadership Opportunities
In addition to members contributing to individual projects, we are also in need of passionate and motivated individuals to join the Core DSWG team! We have many leadership opportunities as well as opportunities to help with marketing, content writing, event planning etc. Please reach out to @rocio on Slack or send an email to datascience[at]codeforsanfrancisco.org.
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