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Scoping Projects

We wrote about what a good Data Science for Social Good project looks like. Our post begins:

Data Science for Social Good is a summer program that requires year-round preparation. A successful summer requires a mix of good people and projects, and we spend a lot of time trying to find projects to solve and the people to solve them. In addition to reading over 800 applications from aspiring fellows, mentors, and project managers, we’ve spent numerous hours researching, pursuing, and scoping projects: exploring datasets, speaking with representatives, and wrangling with attorneys. Well over a hundred projects will cross our emails, phones, and eyes before we find the 12 to do next summer.

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