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, it has always been a great challenge to understand the situation on the ground (...
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Winning Research from the Data 4 Development Challenge

By Jennifer Poole May 6, 2013
The winners of the Data for Development challenge - an international research challenge using a massive anonymized dataset provided by telecommunications company Orange - were announced at the NetMob...

Happy to announce we are recruiting

By Robert Kirkpatrick May 2, 2013
Yesterday at the Data for Development Challenge at the NetMob 2013 Conference, we heard from some of the brightest minds in data science, representing a community that is frankly brimming with...

Data for Development (D4D) Challenge at Net Mob 2013

By Jennifer Poole May 1, 2013
For the first time, a big mobile telephony database has been anonymized and opened up to the international scientific community with research teams at some of the world’s best academic institutions...

Data Diving in Washington DC

By René Clausen Nielsen Apr 7, 2013
  130 volunteers from the DataKind network, several experts from international organizations and the team from Global Pulse swarmed the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC last month...

'Tis the Season: Big Data for Development (PART II)

By Anoush Rima Tatevossian Mar 11, 2013
  There has been a great deal of discussion and exploration on the topic of how Big Data is applicable to global development happening in institutions across and outside of the UN system of late...

‘Tis the Season: Big Data for Development (PART I)

By Anoush Rima Tatevossian Mar 8, 2013
  “Big Data for Development” is in the air and we couldn’t be more pleased to see the topic gaining traction. As described in a our previous post, Global Pulse’s vision involves raising...