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156 5th Avenue Suite 502

New York, New York 10010

United States

Company Description

DataKind is young, growing fast, and has ambitious plans for the future. As our new Director of Operations, you'll join the Leadership Team to ensure that DataKind's everyday activities run smoothly in pursuit of our mission. We rely on the Director of Op ... more

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Background Information

Employment History


Data Scientist

The New York Times Company

Summer Intern

Google Inc

Summer Intern

Bell Labs incorporated

Research Scientist

UtopiaCompression Corporation


Committee Member
O'Reilly Media Inc

Board Member
The Lavin Agency Ltd


New York Times R&D Lab


Computer Science

Columbia University


Computer Science








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Familiar faces include PeaceTXT collaborator, Patrick Meier (PopTech 2010), Social Innovation Fellow and Data Kind founder Jake Porway (PopTech 2011) and 2011 Science Fellow Iain Couzin.

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Keynote speaker Jake Porway (Founder, DataKind) will lecture on the use of big data in nonprofit companies, including how it can be processed and utilized effectively by smaller organizations lacking the budget for data scientists.

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Jake Porway

Jake Porway
Jake Porway is founder and executive director of DataKind, an organization that brings together leading data scientists with high impact social organizations to better collect, analyze, and visualize data in the service of humanity. He is also a machine learning and technology enthusiast who loves nothing more than seeing good values in data. Jake was most recently the data scientist in The New York Times R&D lab and remains an active member of the data science community, bringing his technical experience from his past work with groups like NASA, DARPA, Google, and Bell Labs to bear on the social sector. Jake's work has been featured in leading academic journals and conferences (PAMI, ICCV), the Guardian, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and he has been honored as a 2011 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow and a 2012 National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He holds a B.S. in computer science from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in statistics from UCLA.

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Listen to Jake Porway, founder and executive director of DataKind, talk about how to "practice safe stats"-that is, how to create data visualizations that are both accurate and inspiring.

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Jake Porway, Founder/Executive Director for DataKind: Practice Safe Stats!: A PSA

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