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May 10, 20221pm CT, 2pm ET, 11am PT, 6pm GMT



Good Tech Fest


data.org at 2022 Good Tech Fest

May 10, 2022 1pm CT, 2pm ET, 11am PT, 6pm GMT

Good Tech Fest is a conference about how to have an impact with technology. From data science to agile development to mobile applications, technology has the potential to support and scale the efforts of nonprofits, government, philanthropy, and social enterprise.

May 10 at 2:30pm CT

The purpose-driven data professional is emerging – are you ready? 

Social impact organizations require a new key to unlock transformative impact in the social sector…and that’s the purpose-driven data professional of the future!  

This is our vision at data.org. We recognize that in order for the social sector to benefit from today’s data revolution, more data talent and data capacity within organizations is critical. This is where the Capacity Accelerator Network (CAN) at data.org aims to change the game. Starting with a global agenda-setting, and a distinct focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, CAN commits to training one-million purpose-driven data professionals by 2032.  

In this keynote session, data.org’s Capacity Accelerator Network Program Director, Dr. Ronda Železný-Green, discusses data.org’s vision for this transformational “uplift” to the sector, and will highlight key ambitions, goals, milestones, and partnership progress achieved to date. Following its successful launch, Ronda will speak briefly about data.org’s new Data Maturity Assessment and Resource Library and how you can use our platform TODAY as we work collaboratively to help build the field in the next decade. 

May 10-11
Slack Live Event

“Unboxing” data.org’s Data Maturity Assessment: What It Is, and How It Can Help 

“Data-guided” or just “data-curious”? Come one, come all, for a unique live Q&A w/ the team behind data.org’s Data Maturity Assessment. Bring us your burning questions and we’ll be there for individual support. There are no dumb questions – don’t be shy! 

May 11 at 8am CT

Exploring the Many Faces of Data Maturity: Four Organizations Share Their Experiences Using the Data Maturity Assessment 

“You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been.” – Maya Angelou 

In order for social impact organizations to optimize and effectively use data to inform strategies and impact, there needs to be a clear idea of where they are in their current use of data.  

This was the premise behind data.org’s new Data Maturity Assessment. The 12-min assessment is intended to provide users with a snapshot view to help better understand where they are in the data maturity journey and provide resources to support continued growth. 

In this roundtable dialogue, data.org’s Digital Content Lead, David Mascarina, and Director of Partnerships, Lindsey Gottschalk will lead a discussion with three social impact organizations, all in different points along the data maturity journey, who have taken the assessment. You will hear concrete examples of how this tool has helped these organizations consider their data strategy, strengthen current use of their data, and inform their ability to drive social impact.  

  • Moderator

David Mascarina

Senior Manager, Content Design


David Mascarina is the Senior Manager of Content Design for data.org where he is responsible for developing and stewarding a content and design strategy for the data.org platform, and bringing creative ideas for envisioning, creating, and managing the development of content.

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Jennifer Bodnarchuk

Senior Data Scientist

City of Winnipeg

Jennifer Bodnarchuk is the Senior Data Scientist in the Innovation & Technology Department at the City of Winnipeg. She is passionate about using data to inform decisions and about equity, diversity, and inclusion. She is fortunate to combine these two passions as data lead in a partnership with the City’s…

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Xan Paxton is a data scientist and team leader with seven years of experience working with high-level decision-makers in national governments and international non-governmental organizations to answer some of the world’s most complex and urgent public policy questions.

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Eric Reyes

Senior Data Manager

Career Village

Eric Reyes is the Senior Data Manager at Career Village. He is responsible for overseeing, organizing, managing, and analyzing the organization’s data. Eric has worked in a variety of roles in the education and business fields. He taught at Chicago Bulls College Prep in Chicago for four years. Eric left teaching in…

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May 11 at 9:15am CT

A Virtual Walk Through data.org’s Data Maturity Assessment 

Ever been curious about the data maturity of your organization? As the saying goes, “you don’t know what you don’t know”. Now, you can know!  

data.org’s new Data Maturity Assessment is a foundational building block to knowing where your organization is in its data journey, how to advance, and provides vetted resources from community-builders to help get you to where you want to be.  

Join data.org’s Capacity Accelerator Network Program Lead, Priyank Hirani, in this 45-min demonstration as he guides you through the ins and outs of the Data Maturity Assessment. Priyank will provide unique insight behind the build of the tool, take participants through the assessment itself, and offer ways this tool can be useful to social impact organizations. Take the first step in furthering your data journey and join us for this exploratory walk through the Data Maturity Assessment.