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How a low-tech mobile app is changing the way Indonesia responds to disasters
By Guest Post by Lulu Muhammad and Gina Meutia
Dec 16, 2014
Did you know that nearly eight out of ten Indonesians have access to cell phones? We are talking about over 230 million people across three time zones and out of those users; around 61 million...
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...
Combining "Big" and "Small" Data to Build Urban Resilience in Jakarta
By Giulio Quaggiotto
Apr 9, 2014
Interview with Etienne Turpin and Tomas Holderness, directors of PetaJakarta.org The SMART Infrastructure Facility project PetaJakarta.org aims to help communities tackle the chronic...
Thoughts on the Google Flu Trends debate
By Alex Rutherford
Apr 3, 2014
Back in 2008 Google.org launched Google Flu Trends, a tool which used records of the number of times Google search engine users searched for certain terms, to predict outbreaks of the flu. This...
How our Data Scientists Work with Academia
By Alex Rutherford
Mar 26, 2014
In my role as a data scientist at Global Pulse, working in the field of big data for public good, it's important for me to exchange ideas with the academic community and gain fresh knowledge from...
Global Privacy Summit: Recap & Reflections
By Mila Romanoff
Mar 14, 2014
At Global Pulse we are advocates for robust data protection and privacy practices, and as the resident Privacy Officer, I was keen to see what would come out of the IAPP Global Privacy Summit,...
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