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Ten million dollars for data science!

Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young
2020-06-05

Data.org is slapping down a very large load of cash — $10,000,000 to be precise — in order to help drag the world into a better state with data science. Its “Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge” is open to anyone over 18, (almost*) anywhere in the world, who reckons their data science solution will help workers, entrepreneurs or communities recover from the shock of the Coronavirus-driven recession. They’re looking for up to ten winners, who will receive between $10,000 and the full ten bar between them. The first phase is open for submissions until 17 July, with a second phase kicking off in September.

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Jason Norwood-Young
  • Journalist, developer, community builder, newsletter creator and international man of mystery, Jason was one of the first South Africans to really grasp the importance of data in the newsroom and has remained one step ahead of the trends in the field all the way. Even Naked Data was conceived before email newsletters were cool again. But what does that tell you about the measure of the man? Nothing, that's what. He hides the superman CV behind a truly mild-mannered and overly modest persona and is best described as "one of the nicest guys in the business". When he's angry, it is righteously so, and his anger always wears velvet mittens. The true signs of his genius include the ability to create multilingual puns on demand (witness the alternative Naked Data strap "Putting the heita in to data") and the fact that he offered me a job. (AO)

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