The four teams in CTSP’s Facebook-sponsored Data for Good Competition will be presenting today in CITRIS and CTSP’s Tech & Data for Good Showcase Day. The event will be streamed through Facebook Live on the CTSP Facebook page. After deliberations from the judges, the top team will receive $5000 and the runner-up will receive $2000.
- First Place — $5,000: Improving Access to Water in Developing Nations
- Runner-Up — $2,000: Evaluating and Advising Public Policy Directives for the California Housing Crisis
- 2:30 Opening Remarks
- 2:40 CTSP Data for Good Announcement by Chaya Nayak, Research Manager, Public Policy, Facebook
- 2:50 Data for Good team presentations
- 3:50 Break
- 4:00 CITRIS Tech for Social Good team pitches
- 5:00 CTSP Data for Good Award Announcement
- 5:05 Reception in Kvamme Atrium and CITRIS Tech Museum featuring posters and demos by Big Ideas finalists in the Connected Communities category
- 5:30 Event concludes
Data for Good Judges:
Joy Bonaguro, Chief Data Officer, City and County of San Francisco
Joy Bonaguro the first Chief Data Officer for the City and County of San Francisco, where she manages the City’s open data program. Joy has spent more than a decade working at the nexus of public policy, data, and technology. Joy earned her Masters from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, where she focused on IT policy.
Lisa García Bedolla, Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education and Director of UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies
Professor Lisa García Bedolla is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies. Professor García Bedolla uses the tools of social science to reveal the causes of political and economic inequalities in the United States. Her current projects include the development of a multi-dimensional data system, called Data for Social Good, that can be used to track and improve organizing efforts on the ground to empower low-income communities of color. Professor García Bedolla earned her PhD in political science from Yale University and her BA in Latin American Studies and Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley.
Chaya Nayak, Research Manager, Public Policy, Data for Good at Facebook
Chaya Nayak is a Public Policy Research Manager at Facebook, where she leads Facebook’s Data for Good Initiative around how to use data to generate positive social impact and address policy issues. Chaya received a Masters of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, where she focused on the intersection between Public Policy, Technology, and Utilizing Data for Social Impact.
Michael Valle, Manager, Technology Policy and Planning for California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Michael D. Valle is Manager of Technology Policy and Planning at the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, where he oversees the digital product portfolio. Michael has worked since 2009 in various roles within the California Health and Human Services Agency. In 2014 he helped launch the first statewide health open data portal in California. Michael also serves as Adjunct Professor of Political Science at American River College.
As detailed in the call for proposals, the teams will be judged on the quality of their application of data science skills, the demonstration of how the proposal or project addresses a social good problem, their advancing the use of public open data, all while demonstrating how the proposal or project mitigates potential pitfalls.