Subject archive for "domino-for-good"

Data Science

Taking the Course: Practical Deep Learning for Coders

This blog post describes the content, value, and experience of taking Lesson 1 of the Practical Deep Learning for Coders course. The post also includes the lesson video.

By Lisa Green3 min read

Data Science

Data for Good’s Inaugural Meetup: Peter Bull of DrivenData

Recently, Domino hosted a meetup of over 40 data scientists who came to see Peter Bull of DrivenData deliver a wonderful talk titled Crowdsourcing Data for Good.

By Domino1 min read

Data Science

Domino for Good: Collaboration, Reproducibility, and Openness, in the Service of Societal Benefit

When I joined Domino Data Lab to lead the Domino for Good initiative a few months ago, it felt like the perfect next step on a path I have been on for a long time.

By Lisa Green6 min read

Data Science

Fighting Child Exploitation with Data Science

Every day, 100,000 new escort ads are posted online. That is according to Thorn, a nonprofit that fights child sexual exploitation through technology innovation. Other studies by Thorn on the underage sex trafficking situations of survivors have shown that 63% of them had been advertised online at some point. The massive online commercial sex market is extremely difficult to fight, which has inspired the start of an annual hackathon to bring cross-industry experts together to work on child safety.

By Kimberly Shenk4 min read

Data Science

Using Monte Carlo Simulations in R to Test Methodological Advances in Social Policy Research

This is a guest post written by Kristin Porter, Senior Research Associate at MDRC. MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect the poor.

By Kristin Porter7 min read

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