The Data Science for Social Good summer fellowship is officially underway, as (most of) the 36 fellows have made it to Chicago, met their mentors and explored their new digs on the Chicago River. Juan-Pablo Velez captured the excitement of the first day over at the fellowship’s blog, where there will be plenty of updates all summer.
We spent our first day getting to know the program, and each other.
Program director Rayid Ghani kicked things off by welcoming mentors, staff, and fellows.
“Three months ago, we didn’t know we were doing this. Lots of people did a ton of work to get you here,” Ghani said. “But this is now your program – it’s up to you to make this work.”
Details of the projects our crew of data scientists will be tackling this summer will be announced later this week.