Bayes Impact Hackathon

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Big Mountain Data was pleased to participate in the inaugural Bayes Impact hackathon. Bayes Impact is a nonprofit in San Francisco that focuses exclusively on applying data science solutions to big social problems. The hackathon drew over 100 leading data scientists from Silicon Valley and San Francisco to work on a series of social good challenges.

 

DATE

November 2014

WHAT WE DID

We teamed with our partner, The High Point, NC Police Department, to submit four datasets of domestic violence-related records.  We asked the data science teams to look for key, specific insights in the data to test our hypotheses.  We also invited the teams to propose creative solutions that pulled external data available from public data sources.  The teams did not disappoint.  We followed up with each team, and are progressing toward developing a pilot project that can be implemented and tested in the field.