The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) met at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on October 29th-30th to build off discussions surrounding environmental data, workforce capabilities to improve data operations, data protection and other Council matters. Dr. Karin Remington, Arjuna’s CSO and CDAC member, presented to the Council on how Arjuna is able to make individual consumer predictions based off of Census Data. Arjuna has the unique ability to help organizations with smaller datasets by supplementing them with Census data (i.e. macro-level geographical data) and then being able to make predictions on their individual consumers, customers or donors – something the Council is very interested in learning more about. You can view Dr. Karin Remington's presentation at the 4:20 mark here.
ProjectCSGirls, a national youth-driven 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that works to close the tech gender gab through running a national computer science competition for middle school girls and workshops around the country, held their annual National Gala event on June 6th and 7th at George Mason University. The competition challenges girls to be makers and use tech to develop projects with social impact, empowering them to pursue technology and confidently step forward into a field as male-dominated as computer science. ProjectCSGirls, has reached over 500 girls this year through the competition and over 400 girls through their regional computer science workshops.