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R-Ladies for PAWS (Community Data Project Kickoff)
February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Join us in February and March for a good cause! We’ll be running a virtual “datathon” to help PAWS (the city’s largest no-kill shelter) with data analytics to help them further improve their adoption and foster programs. At this kickoff event, we’ll share the project description, we’ll go over the dataset, and we’ll form small groups that will then work together for a month over Slack and GitHub to help PAWS answer specific questions. We will reconvene in March for the grand conclusion, and to share our experiences with the process.
This will provide a great opportunity for everyone involved to get hands on experience working on a community data science project. You don’t need anything more than enthusiasm and a computer to get started! Stay tuned for more details – they will be posted here as we finalize the datasets.
What to bring:
* Bring your laptop – we will be using R, Git, and Slack for this project and we can help you get set up with these tools – all experience levels are welcome
* We will have pizza and soda
This event is hosted by WeWork in their Northern Liberties location (in the Piazza @ 1010 North Hancock Street). This location is less than a ten minute walk away from Spring Garden or Girard MFL stations.
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