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Wednesday, September 16

  1. page Data For Good events edited ... This is an opportunity for social profit organisations to get valuable expert advise to help a…
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    This is an opportunity for social profit organisations to get valuable expert advise to help accomplish their mission and for data specialists to learn more about these organisations and contribute to their great work.
    Data For Good is a space for volunteers, supporters and staff of social profit organisations to come together with data specialists to share knowledge and explore how data can be used for good.
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    General outline of schedule (based on previous events)
    6:00pm - Door open
    6:30pm - Event start / challenge pitches
    6:45pm - Pizzas arrive / attendees eat etc
    7:00pm - Groups assemble for discussion
    7:45pm - Collect attendees for outcomes & next step presentations, and final remarks
    8:00pm - Event finish.

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Thursday, September 3

  1. page D4G event - 27 Aug 2015 edited Resources used https://github.com/widged/data-for-good/wiki # Data Data for good 27/08/2015 …
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Wednesday, September 2

  1. page Data For Good events edited ... Cheers, __ Sample explanation email (Sep) The idea is to get data folks and NGOs together …
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    The idea is to get data folks and NGOs together to find ways to help them with data questions. It would be a couple hours in an evening where the NGOs could present their issue and the data folks would discuss possible approaches.
    At the event last Thur we had Kathrine Mansfield Birthplace, who were looking for help finding a system to manage their membership and fundraising. And Summer of Tech, who were looking for ways to present info about their graduates to prospective employees.
    The set up for the event is pretty simple. It runs for 2 hours from 6-8pm with beer and pizza provided. The organizations comes to event with a question and do a small presentation about who they are, what they do, and what their issue is. Once all the orgs present, the people in the audience (techy or interested people), split themselves into groups to go work on each org's question for about 45min. At the end we bring them back together and each group does a short presentation about what they talked about, options and next steps.
    The orgs and participants can then exchange contact details and organize any further work if they want.
    It's basically a free brainstorming/consulting session.

    Sample marketing blurb
    Data For Good NZ - Data Challenge Evening
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  2. page Data For Good events edited ... Outline of event {Data Without Borders NZ - event outline.docx} Write ups of events: - 27…
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    Outline of event
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    - 27 Aug 2015: Kathrine Mansfield Birthplace & Summer of Tech

    Sample intro email
    Subject: Looking for organisations to participate in an NGO/Data event.
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  3. page D4G event - 27 Aug 2015 edited Resources used https://github.com/widged/data-for-good/wiki # Data for good (hosted by Hack Miram…
    Resources used https://github.com/widged/data-for-good/wiki
    # Data for good (hosted by Hack Miramar)
    27/08/2015
    The meeting started with the usual announcements... which turned out to be not that usual.
    - Hack Miramar is expanding its activities even more, planning a co-working space similar to Bizdojo in the Miramar Peninsula.
    - Hack Miramar has been awarded a Wellington Airport award for their contributions to the community.
    Then it was time for the NGOs to give their pitch. Today, we had two companies seeking recommendations from the data geeks. The `Katherine Mansfield House & Garden`, keen for advice on how to organize data about their members and fundraising sources. `Summer of tech` looking for ways to better present the skills of their grad students to business looking for young talent.
    After the pitches and a quick break for pizza and drinks, two groups were formed to discuss these different problems. The purpose of these discussions is to help business better understand their problems and if possible, get them to propose to our participants a specific challenge that data geeks can work on.
    Katherine Mansfield House & Garden
    `Katherine Mansfield House & Garden` are a small Victorian museum. Recently, they have been trying to inject more live into the museum. (a) Organizing writing workshops, (b) Designing changing exhibition, (c) Planning the hosting communit events. One problem they are facing is that their member base has been progressively dwindling and that their funding tend to be intermitten as fundraising is currently done at events. They are looking for ways to expand their membership numbers and get a more continuous source of income. As their staffing is very limited (one full time and one part time employee), any solution needs to be very easy to install and use. As they are a non profit, it needs to be free.
    As the conversation started, it became clear that their needs were bigger than how to organize a small database (less than 100 entries). It was about how to increase the membership numbers. Different options were discussed. Contact an association that offers charities pro-bono advice on PR strategies. Set up a campaign on `Give a little` (https://givealittle.co.nz/) to support the set up of a specific exhibition (note that you can actually invite donations for museum - https://givealittle.co.nz/search?q=museum). Find an appropriate way to invite members to made a donation in their will (that's a delicate one, one way to address the issue might be to simply mention in their newsletter a contribution a member made and what they were able to do with that money).
    Data needs were also discussed. High on the priority list is how to improve export of emails to use when sending newsletters out (and send a paper version out to the ones who don't have email). Good to have is setting up some way for new members to autoregister, with an email being sent to them to thanks them for joining the museum and start building up a relationship with them.
    Summer of tech
    `Summer of tech` have for mission to help build bridge between students and jobs. They have quite a large dataset, with lots of data for over 700 hundred students. They feel that to better serve the students, they need a compelling, visual way to show the skills and tell the student stories.
    As the conversation started, it was revealed that Summer of Tech already has a great online tool, the student marketplace. That tools does an excellent job at helping business find students with the skills they need. The problem is at the moment business can access the database is only accessible to paying subscribers. There is no option to try before paying. This is simply because if employers have an opportunity to try before they buy, and end up finding a match, they are likely to postpone subscription (and if they don't find a match, they are unlikely to subscribe).
    As the discussion progressed, two type of solutions were proposed.
    - To let business try the database before commiting to a subscription, it was proposed to anonomize the profile. Searching for students will be free but but contact details would be visible only to registered subscribers.
    - To get more companies prepared to hire a young but not necessarily unexperienced student, it was proposed to send a regular report to suitable companies with a summary of the skills that summer of tech students have. .
    The anonomized profile is a problem that data for good participants cannot easily contribute to. It is likely to have to be taken on internally.
    Summer of tech invited the data geeks to focus on the skill report as a challenge that they could work on over the next month.

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Sunday, August 30

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    Data For Good (monthly) [wiki page]
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    Kid's Coding (2015 term 3)
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