#LAtech4good: From our friends

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1. Volunteer on an upcoming DataCorps project!

 

DataKind is looking for West Coast volunteer data scientists, coders, developers and project managers to work with them on new exciting DataCorps projects! They're excited to announce the launch of a DataCorps project for West Coast volunteers to help University of Wisconsin Parkside (UWP) and Gateway Technical College (GTC) build a classification model to help more college students graduate. 

 

Learn more and apply by Oct 30

 

2. InnovateLA is just around the corner - Nov 2-19! 

Keep an eye on the calendar, which is filling up, or host an event yourself at 

 

You might consider: Impact Investing, a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Redefining Innovation with Google.Org and LA2050,  or Civic Hack Night.

 

InnovateLA is a three week, countywide celebration of the breadth of innovation and creativity within our region. From cleantech to gaming, aerospace to digital media and beyond, Los Angeles is a leading global center for innovation and entrepreneurship and we’re showcasing and celebrating that with a series of events, lectures and talks all over LA.

 

3. Amit Thakkar, Tech4Good member, has launched www.LawMaker.io – Laws by the People

 

He writes: We’ve all wondered if our elected officials are listening to us, or if there is any way for regular Americans to really impact our government. That's where LawMaker.io can help: anyone can propose an idea for a new law, crowdsource the idea with like-minded people, and build a coalition of voters to actually engage our elected officials and remind them who they represent! It’s a lobby for the rest of us. And it’s free! Check it out: www.LawMaker.io

 

Hope you find something of interest here.

 

Cheers!

Karen Borchgrevink

Organizer, LATech4Good

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