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Data for Good – Datathon with Jumpstart Refugee Talent

May 5 @ 7:00 pm May 7 @ 2:00 pm MDT

Are you someone who loves to build things with data and wants to do good for the community? Then join us for our first in-person datathon since 2018 with Jumpstart Refugee Talent, hosted by Data for Good – Calgary.

We are thrilled that we will be working with Jumpstart Refugee Talent, who exclusively serves refugees seeking meaningful economic inclusion. Bring your data skills and get ready to dive into the datasets that will be made available to help answer questions that will help Jumpstart Refugee Talent improve their products and services.

To participate, you must register through this Google Form.

Note that space is limited so be sure to sign up through the Google Form to ensure you have a spot!

Below is an outline of the schedule for the weekend with specific details included for each day.

May 5: 7 – 10pm – Opening Mixer & Get started with the data
May 6: 9am – 11pm – Dig in and analyze the data with your team
May 7: 9am – 2pm – Present your findings/outcomes
Note: It’s ok if you can’t make it for all of the full durations laid out here

Location: University of Calgary

Other items of note for the weekend:

  • Each participant should bring their own laptop and software for data analytics / visualization. If you require access to commercial or other specialized applications please let us know in advance.

About Jumpstart Refugee Talent:
Jumpstart Refugee Talent (JRT) is a refugee led non-profit organization and the only national organization exclusively serving refugees seeking meaningful economic inclusion. Founded in 2016, JRT focuses on the economic empowerment of newly settled refugees in Canada by facilitating meaningful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Jumpstart has grown to serve refugees from all backgrounds across Canada and works to address underemployment and economic inclusion, with offices in Vancouver, Burnaby, Calgary, Kitchener, Toronto, and Montreal.

Learn more about JRT from their presentation at our last Meetup!


May 5 @ 7:00 pm MDT
May 7 @ 2:00 pm MDT
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