Data Look

Replicate data-driven projects to help your city

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Neeraj Thakur
Hunter
www.delta.exchange
Data Look showcases the latest and best data-driven projects for social good. The site is for people who are excited about solving social problems with data and code.
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Tobias Pfaff
Maker
Founder (datalook.io & foodtracks.de)
Thanks @neerajt4 for hunting DataLook! We address people who work with data in their day jobs. You wish you could hit the ground running using your skills to improve the world? You’re in luck - our #openimpact marathon is moving full speed now through August 31 and we’re looking for volunteers all over the world to pound the pavement toward impact. From preventing food poisoning with predictive analytics to helping pets getting adopted faster by scraping and republishing open data, we’re looking for data lovers like you to iterate and replicate 10 high-potential projects. These 10 projects make up #openimpact, a mad dash of virtual volunteers collaborating around the world to repurpose and iterate on these solutions to solve a new challenge or benefit a new community. If you too hate recreating the wheel and would rather help it build momentum, we’d love to have you participate. Find out more and join us on http://blog.datalook.io/openimpact
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Neeraj Thakur
Hunter
www.delta.exchange
@tobipfaff All the best! :)
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Tobias Pfaff
Maker
Founder (datalook.io & foodtracks.de)
It's great to be one of the #data4good projects on Product Hunt. Others are @DataKind and @BayesImpact (somebody should hunt @drivendataorg and @datascifellows).
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Rutger Teunissen
CEO, 24sessions
@tobipfaff What are your plans with Data Look short and long-term?
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Omri Shabi
GP @ Excalibur.fund
@rutgerteunissen @tobipfaff I'm also curious to know.
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Tobias Pfaff
Maker
Founder (datalook.io & foodtracks.de)
@rutgerteunissen @omrishabi We started DataLook as a PH clone for data-driven projects for social good (VentureBeat covered us after our launch in July 2014: http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/1...). We have collected 250+ projects within a year but it turned out that the community is not large enough to make this a sustainable site (i.e., not enough users posting, commenting, and upvoting). Check out our web analytics numbers: I also talked about this in an interview with a civic hacking blog: http://civichall.org/civicist/us.... Still we got some encouraging praise from our users (http://datalook.io/praise) and short-term seed funding from the European Union. So we continued working on DataLook. And without the intrinsic motivation from our team all this wouldn't have been possible. So kudos to @csushant @datracka @jeremyshimko! Short term plans: Run the #openimpact replication marathon over the summer and see what happens (the first two replications are already done). Try to win a TEDx talk in Germany at the end of September. With these results approach funders (larger IT/tech companies in Germany and beyond or anyone who wants to support our work on facilitating the replication of data-driven projects for social good). Long term plans: Too early to say. We are doing our first major pivot right now and it's yet to be seen if the community is ready for doing replications on a larger scale.
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Omri Shabi
GP @ Excalibur.fund
@tobipfaff Awesome man! Good luck! Sounds really good.
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skprasadCloudMagic, Digital Marketing Manager
Interesting initiative.
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Amit SonawaneDirector of Growth, BrandBastion
Very cool! I hope it will support more languages soon.
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Tobias Pfaff
Maker
Founder (datalook.io & foodtracks.de)
@amitsonawane Do you mean that the website should offer several languages?
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Haley Bashhuman being, software engineer
Amazing product! Have seen calls for data scientists/other data driven roles in times of crisis for Detroit/Baltimore/etc and this would be a nice way to aggregate that help (as opposed to posting a GoogleDoc link on Twitter). Excited to see how projects are categorized as the site scales (by region, intended area of impact, types of skills needed, etc). Seems like ease of search will be key in scaling this! Best of luck to the maker, glad to see product creation for social impact rather than another productivity tool or framework!
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Tobias Pfaff
Maker
Founder (datalook.io & foodtracks.de)
@haleyparty Thanks! We are very excited if scaling will work. The whole field of Data Science for Social Good/Civic Hacking is pretty new - especially if you look outside of the U.S. It's just starting over here in Europe so it might take some time until we are getting enough projects with sufficient information to properly categorize them.
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