Ten million dollars for data science!
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.