We are excited to be hosting the inaugural Bayes Impact Hackathon at OpenDNS HQ the weekend of November 15.

Bayes Impact

Bayes Impact provides data science fellowships for smart people to work on projects for social good. From ambulance routing to Parkinson’s Disease, these information-driven projects have attracted attention and support from a variety of organizations, including the Gates Foundation and the White House.

The young non-profit organization graduated this Summer  from YCombinator. Since then, they have already initiated their first class of fellows.

Meeting

At OpenDNS we met Bayes Impact via an introduction from an OpenLate community member. We supported the goals of the organization and have decided to open our office and our resources to support their upcoming hackathon.

In addition, a team from OpenDNS will be competing at the event. They will be available to provide help with the OpenGraphiti big data visualization framework which we open-sourced this year at Black Hat.

Hackathon

For 24 hours, the OpenDNS Headquarters will be the home to 100+ data scientists, engineers, and visualization experts as they build projects for social good. Organizations providing data include the White House, the Gates Foundation, Thorn, and KIPP. The winning project will become an official Bayes Impact project with a full-time staff of data scientists.

Apply To Join

Space is limited – apply to participate through the Bayes Impact website:

http://www.bayesimpact.org/hack

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