Data Like You Give a Damn – A keynote by Heather Krause

In this keynote at our Women Hack the Crisis Virtual, Global, All-Women Hackathon kick-off event on April 30th, 2020, Heather Krause Founder and CEO of We All Count @Datassit talks about how to embed equity into data.

 

Heather Krause, PStat is a data scientist with over a decade of experience building tools that improve practices and systems. She has a strong love of finding data, analyzing it in creative ways and using cutting edge visualization methods to tell stories with results. She is currently working on implementing tools for equity and ethics in data. As the founder of two successful data science companies, she attacks the largest questions facing societies today, working with both civic and corporate organizations to improve outcomes and lives. Her relentless pursuit of clarity and realism in these projects pushed her beyond pure analysis to mastering the entire data ecosystem including award-winning work in data sourcing, modeling, and data storytelling, each incorporating bleeding edge theory and technologies.

 

We All Count is a project for equity in data. We All Count challenges the traditional boundaries of data science through a commitment to Demystify, Democratize, and Demonstrate. Demystify: we’re providing the information to get the alternative data science education we all need. Plainspoken explanations addressing all the concepts from the most simple to the most complex. We’re going to become effective critical thinkers around every step in the Data Life Cycle. Democratize: we’re offering tools, training, and resources to get your project/group/company up to speed now so they can swim in the deep waters of data science confidently. Demonstrate: we’re getting experimental with the best minds across the industry to show the world how to get a handle on algorithms, machine learning, new data visualization methods, and more, preparing us all for a more equitable future.

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