DataKind founder Jake Porway wants giving back to be part of data science

“I want these projects to act as examples that say,
‘Yes, you can do this,’” Porway says.

The services DataKind renders are offered by data scientists lending their time and expertise for free. They do it because they want to, and because there aren’t enough data scientists to go around.

“I want to build pro bono into
[data science] from the start,” Porway says.

“Nobody bats an eye at pro bono law,” he continues. “People need these skills and can’t afford them.” But thanks to organizations like DataKind, they may be able to get access to them.