Fringe Events

The Data4Good Festival also shared a series of Fringe events across the month of May 2021, run by external partners under the Data4Good umbrella.

4 May, 15:00 - 16:00

AI for Good in Action – Crowdsourcing AI for Future Resilience

The world has come together in an unprecedented way to fight COVID-19. One recent example is the Pandemic Response Challenge, launched by XPRIZE in partnership with Cognizant, ITU, Oxford University and other partners. This global challenge demonstrated how humans and AI could quickly join forces to take on one of the greatest challenges of our time.

In part 3 of this exciting 3-part webinar series, we will hear about from key partners that made the Pandemic Response Challenge a success and partners who have committed to continuing the work. We will be joined by representatives from the leading Evolutionary AI team from Cognizant, our data partner at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, and our implementation partner, the City of Los Angeles.

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5 May 10:00 - 10:45

Co-op Community Wellbeing Index

This fringe event will enable attendees to gain more of an understanding around -

Why the Co-op created the Community Wellbeing Index (CWI)
How it was developed, with an in depth look at methodology
What the data is used for within the Co-op
How external organisations have been using the CWI
Future plans

There will also be a chance to ask questions at the end of the session.

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7 May 14:00 - 15:30

Data storytelling: sourcing open data and collecting your own

There is a wealth of information available from the public sector. This workshop will provide an overview of:

 

  1. How you can find different online sources of open data that may be useful to you.
  2. How to design the collection of your own data in such a way that it will be useful for analysis.

In this interactive session, we will combine 1+2 and produce fascinatingly informative results.

This workshop is intended for third sector professionals who are looking to gain a better understanding of available public data and how this can be used to inform their decision making.

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Office Hours Daily

Free, One-to-One Data Advice from DataKindUK

Office Hours are an easy way for any nonprofit organisation in the UK to get free support and guidance on data and data use. If you work for a charity, social enterprise, or the public sector and want to better understand what you can do with the data you hold, come and pick our brains!

Any social change organisation can contact us and talk to a data expert for an hour during an Office Hours session, whether your issue is operational or strategic, specific or speculative. It’s an easy way to discuss the challenges your organisation faces and our data science volunteers will help you think through possible solutions.

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DATA4GOOD CONFERENCE: 10 May - DAY 1

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DATA4GOOD CONFERENCE: 11 May - DAY 2

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DATA4GOOD CONFERENCE: 12 May - DAY 3

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Office Hours Daily

Free, One-to-One Data Advice from DataKindUK

Office Hours are an easy way for any nonprofit organisation in the UK to get free support and guidance on data and data use. If you work for a charity, social enterprise, or the public sector and want to better understand what you can do with the data you hold, come and pick our brains!

Any social change organisation can contact us and talk to a data expert for an hour during an Office Hours session, whether your issue is operational or strategic, specific or speculative. It’s an easy way to discuss the challenges your organisation faces and our data science volunteers will help you think through possible solutions.

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18 May, 09:00 - 13:00

Fruitful Chats About Data

Sign up for a 'fruitful' 1 to 1 chat about data with one of Data Orchard's friendly staff. Up to 45 minutes to ask questions, discuss any data challenges you have, explore the pain and joy of data in your organisation, and how to become more data savvy. Topics could include: Data maturity, data strategy, impact measurement, equality and diversity data, mapping...anything datery really.

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18 May, 10:00 - 12:00

Data Talks

Hosted by the wonderful Maggie Philbin OBE, in this fantastic free event we'll be joined by keynote speaker Robin Winsor - a highly influential futurist who is known for being both a playful and provocative agent of change. Robin will be discussing the role of artificial intelligence in modern teaching models and what intelligent machines will mean for students and teachers in the 21st century. We'll also be showcasing the work of Data Innovation.AI - a fascinating organisation striving to make workplaces safer in a post-pandemic world

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18 May, 13:00 - 16:30

Data Tech

Hosted by Gemma Milne, science writer and PhD Researcher at UCL, Data Tech brings together members of industry, the public sector, and academia to discuss emerging research in data science. Our first keynote speaker Ellen Friedman, Principal Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, will be discussing why data science and artificial intelligence is too important to be left to Data Scientists alone. Our second keynote, Albert King, Chief Data Officer in the Scottish Government, will be highlighting the importance of bringing trust and ethics into artificial intelligence.

There will also be breakout sessions and panel discussions featuring Megan Stamper (Principle Data Scientist, BBC), Helen Hastie (Professor of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University), Euan Gardner (Researcher PhD Student, Ryerson University), and Robert Walker (Founder, Data Innovation.AI).

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19 May, 10:00 - 11:30

The Problem with Big Tech

Putting privacy, ethics and sustainability first in your digital and data projects

From disinformation to data privacy, from monopolising cartels to carbon impact; the concentration of wealth and power of “Big Tech” is now an issue no social change organisation can afford to ignore in their work.

But the tools and platforms provided by big tech now seem essential for any campaigning organisation to function effectively. So how can you collect and use data on digital platforms that aligns with your mission and values, that truly respects the people you work with, as well as your supporters?

This workshop will provide a critical overview of the digital platform economy.

We’ll get under the lid to see how it really works; we’ll explore why data extraction is so essential to its growth, and we’ll also explore it’s rapidly growing environmental impact.

We’ll then explore practical tools and tactics that can enable you to fundamentally change the way you approach all your digital systems and your work.

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19 May, 12:00 - 17:30

Data Talent

Data Talent is a forum for students where they can land their dream job and employers can recruit their ideal candidate. Our host will be Maggie Philbin OBE and our first keynote is Priya Lakhani - an entrepreneur who has founded a food business, a social enterprise, and now leads a company developing the latest artificial intelligence and big data technology to understand how the brain learns. Our second keynote is Matt Higgs - a Lecturer in Business Analytics at the University of Bristol and a Co-Investigator on the UKRI-funded project ‘Observatory for Monitoring Data-Driven Approaches to Covid-19'

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20 May, 13:00 - 14:00

Measuring the impact of charitable investment

Jamie Douglas explains how Pro Bono OR volunteers conducted an impact evaluation for Bullion Community Resource Centre and how this work proved the social impact the centre had on the community, with this data then available to use for future funding bids.

Pro Bono OR volunteers were asked to provide an impact evaluation of the main hall, to indicate the return on investment. This analysis could be used to attract continued charitable donations to maintain the main hall. We used a Social Return on Investment framework for this impact evaluation.

Our analysis indicated that the impact of the activities at the hall were approximately five times the value of the investment to run them. This has enabled the charity to prepare for future charitable funding bids, secure in the knowledge that there is value for money in the activities offered at Bullion Hall.

Who is this webinar for?

Charities looking to understand the value of their charitable activities will benefit from this webinar. It will help third sector organisations understand how to do an impact evaluation of a charity and how to use data to measure social impact.

Speaker:

Jamie Douglas, Operational Research Analyst at the Department of Work and Pensions.

Jamie works on disability welfare policy, and has previously worked on digital service delivery, customer satisfaction surveys and benefit appeal processes. Following an academic career, Jamie has been a government OR professional for over 5 years and undertook this Pro Bono OR project as part a group of six government OR colleagues. It has taught him as much as any professional opportunity and has allowed him the opportunity to lead and shape an OR project.

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Office Hours Daily

Free, One-to-One Data Advice from DataKindUK

Office Hours are an easy way for any nonprofit organisation in the UK to get free support and guidance on data and data use. If you work for a charity, social enterprise, or the public sector and want to better understand what you can do with the data you hold, come and pick our brains!

Any social change organisation can contact us and talk to a data expert for an hour during an Office Hours session, whether your issue is operational or strategic, specific or speculative. It’s an easy way to discuss the challenges your organisation faces and our data science volunteers will help you think through possible solutions.

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24 May, 15:45 - 17:00

How do we use data to improve children’s lives: recovery of our children from the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact for many people in the UK and across the world. This panel session will explore how we use data to not just inform the recovery from COVID-19, but how it can be used to improve all children’s lives.

 

The panel will be chaired by Emma Gordon, Director of Admin Data Research UK who will be joined by:

• Jon Andrews, Head of Analysis and Director of School System Performance at the Education Policy Institute

• Haroon Chowdry, Director of Evidence at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

• Gavin Freeguard, freelance consultant and former programme director at the Institute for Government

• Neil McIvor, Chief Data Officer and Chief Statistician at the Department for Education

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25 May 09:30 - 10:30

Introduction to Measuring the Good

Flexible, tailored, low-cost impact support for small charities and non-profits.

During this presentation and Q&A session, participants will have an opportunity to find out about the Measuring the Good approach, a low-cost support programme designed especially for small charities and non-profits. The friendly team behind Measuring the Good have supported hundreds of small charities to get started on and improve how they understand their impact and collect data to inform decision-making and communicate the different they are making. More info here.

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25 May 15:00 - 16:00

Empowering communities using geospatial technology

This event will feature six speakers from across the world giving snappy 7-minute presentations on how geospatial technology and data helps communities to get their voices heard, access information and change policy decisions.

This event is part of mySociety's 'Impacts of Civic Technology' (TICTeC) events programme, which encourages the sharing of real and in-depth research and lessons learned related to the use and impacts of digital technology and data for civic purposes.

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26 May, 13:00 - 17:00

Fruitful Chats About Data

Sign up for a 'fruitful' 1 to 1 chat about data with one of Data Orchard's friendly staff. Up to 45 minutes to ask questions, discuss any data challenges you have, explore the pain and joy of data in your organisation, and how to become more data savvy. Topics could include: Data maturity, data strategy, impact measurement, equality and diversity data, mapping...anything datery really.

Book your session via this link

Office Hours Daily

Free, One-to-One Data Advice from DataKindUK

Office Hours are an easy way for any nonprofit organisation in the UK to get free support and guidance on data and data use. If you work for a charity, social enterprise, or the public sector and want to better understand what you can do with the data you hold, come and pick our brains!

Any social change organisation can contact us and talk to a data expert for an hour during an Office Hours session, whether your issue is operational or strategic, specific or speculative. It’s an easy way to discuss the challenges your organisation faces and our data science volunteers will help you think through possible solutions.

Book an Office Hours slot

24 May, 10:00 - 11:30

Data Talks: Census 2021 - with the ONS

Join us to hear about the Census data with colleagues from the Office for National Statistics.

 

We should all be very familiar with the questions that are asked in the census having just had to complete the Census 2021, but how are these questions decided on and when will we be able to access the results?

 

This Data Talk will cover:

 

• An introduction to the census

• The 2021 equalities consultation process

• Examples of changes that were made as a result

• Examples of census engagement across communities

• Information on when key findings will be published

• Information on when we're likely to be able to access the wider statistics and what formats these will be available in

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With thanks to our event sponsors: