Fri, April 01 – 2016
With over 130 million users in 196 countries, Change.org is the world’s largest online platform for social activism. With the unique advantage of scale, social activism on our platform is continually fueled by Analytics & Data Science. In this talk, we’ll explore how Change.org uses data science to further our mission of empowering people to effect change. We’ll discuss how algorithms such as Collaborative Filtering, Graphs and topic classification are leveraged, as well as Analytical techniques we’ve developed and regularly use – that are unique to our mission. Using case studies from a variety of recent social movements, we’ll discuss the role of data in key flows, including starting petitions, user growth, engagement, our client relationships, and the decision makers who are petitioned.
Fri April 01 , 2016 - 12:30PM