BOSTON, MA               

Congratulations and Thank You!

On behalf of the Tech4Change student group at Harvard Kennedy School, thank you to everyone who helped make America’s Datafest a success.  We had a fantastic day, and the event couldn’t have taken place without all your support.

A special congratulations to our two winning teams, ImmiGuide and ConnectENG! Both projects have been nominated for the global America’s Datafest Awards! 

  • ImmiGuide, winner of the "Most Ambitious" Award, created a self service online platform to providing documented and undocumented immigrants and their families customized legal resources for preparedness, relief, and human rights.
  • ConnectENG, winner of the "Ready to Scale" Award, created a dedicated website to allow immigrants to meet up individually with volunteers eager to chat and discover other cultures. 

        Welcome to America's Datafest!
Hosted by the Technology for Social Change  Student Group at Harvard Kennedy School
     Do you want to work with policy researchers, computer programmers, local non-profits,  journalists, and data scientists to solve some of the biggest challenges related to immigration?

Join us for a one-day event, America's Datafest, where you will form teams, brainstorm ideas, design prototypes, and present your solution - a mobile app, new product, business plan, or something  else entirely- that displays your insights on immigration issues.

We expect about 50 participants for our one-day event, but the Datafest will also be taking place in more than 20 cities and 12 countries around the world.  There will be food, and prizes for the winning teams.

There are only a few spaces left, so apply using this link as soon as possible. 

Breakfast and Registration: 8:30am - 9:00am
Introductions and Welcome: 9:00am - 9:30am
Team Formation: 9:30am - 10:30am -
Morning Work Session: 10:30 am- 2:00pm
Lunch: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Afternoon Work Session: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presentations: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Closing Speaker: 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Results and Wrap-up: 6:30 - 7:00pm 

Local Partners & Sponsors
Developers for Development at Harvard College

The Ash, Carr, and Shorenstein Centers at Harvard Kennedy School



Weil Town Hall and Starr Auditorium
Belfer Building
Harvard Kennedy School 
Cambridge, MA 02138
Directions:  link

Saturday, November 2nd
8:30am - 7:00 pm

Alison Flint, Co-Chair Tech4Change,
MPP Candidate at Harvard Kennedy School    
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