Using twitter to get ground truth on floods: an interview with Floodtags founder Jurjen Wagemaker

By Giulio Quaggiotto Nov 19, 2014
  You are a water engineer by background. How did you come up with the idea for Floodtags?As a water engineer, the biggest challenge is to understand the situation on the ground (“the...
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Sifting Through, and Making Sense of, Big Social Data

By René Clausen Nielsen Jun 30, 2014
 Global Pulse is very pleased to officially announce a data philanthropy partnership with DataSift - a social data platform that enables aggregation and filtering of social media posts to...

The Second "Data for Development" (D4D) Challenge in Africa

By Anoush Tatevossian and Liora Yuklea Jun 9, 2014
In 2012, global telecommunications company Orange launched its first "Data for Development Challenge" (D4D) to catalyze research into how anonymized and aggregated mobile network data,...

Big Data Climate Challenge deadline extended

By Sara Cornish Jun 5, 2014
Teams from 20 different countries have already submitted projects to the Big Data Climate Challenge, a bold show of interest in the first global competition to bring together the fields of Big Data...

Emerging Research at Pulse Lab Kampala

By Chris Lukolyo Jun 4, 2014
Pulse Lab Kampala -like the other labs in New York and Jakarta - operates as a data innovation lab to bring together experts from the public sector, academia and private sector. In this ‘safe...

Big Data Climate Challenge Launches

By Sara Cornish May 1, 2014
"Big Data Climate Challenge" launches, as part of Secretary-General's 2014 Climate Summit Global Pulse is pleased to launch the Big Data Climate Challenge with the Secretary-...

Interview with organizer of #HackJak: a hackathon in Jakarta Indonesia

By Tanti Liesman Apr 25, 2014
The #HackJak hackathon, happening this weekend, is the first of this type of event using data opened up by the Local Government of Jakarta. The hackathon is in collaboration with Southeast Asia...