Data for all.

DataWorks is a unique data services provider.

DataWorks recruits people from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods and underrepresented groups in computing to train and employ them as Data Wranglers and Data Developers.  DataWorks is incubated in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing.
Data Wrangler working with Microsoft Excel.

Who We Are

DataWorks seeks to broaden participation in computing from underrepresented groups, and in the process, foster diverse approaches to data science, support equitable labor practices, and develop just forms of engagement between universities and communities.

Initial funding for DataWorks was graciously provided by the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2020, we were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation, Smart and Connected Communities program.

Our Mission

Our mission is to leverage the collective influence, research, and knowledge base of the public university to provide data for all and develop data skills in partnership with local communities.

Our Team

Research Team

Advisory Board

Leslie Canty
Block by Block
@ Promise Center

Polo Chow
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Computational Science & Engineering

Andre Dickens
Atlanta City Council, Post 3 At-Large TechBridge Inc.

Cicely Garrett
DataWorks

Bob Gradeck
Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center
University of Pittsburgh
Center for Social and Urban Research

Kristine Jones
University of Washington
Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Amanda Meng
Jabian Consulting

Jill Niland
PwC

Debra Lam
Georgia Institute of Technology
Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation

Erica Raleigh
Data Driven Detroit

Careers

Dataworks is currently not hiring. However we do anticipate opportunities on the horizon soon. To be notified of opportunities, please contact us through the contact form or email us at dataWorks-info@gatech.edu for updates.

Our Work

Our work is sustained through income generated from contract-based long-term and ad-hoc projects from nonprofit, government, and for-profit organizations.  

Our data workers are paid hourly. Faculty and students do not receive compensation from our contract-based work.

We are able to process in any format. Much of our data work is tedious, such as extracting data from pdfs and transforming it into machine readable formats, or cleaning, categorizing, and sorting data in spreadsheets. We are good at this! We are also able to format data specifically for use in other applications, such a preparing data for importing into customer relationship management systems, or mapping, spatial analysis, and visualization tools.

Some of our recent data work has included:

• Extracting and formatting data from 10+ years of city agendas
• Categorizing dog surrender data from shelter reports
• Geocoding and mapping dog surrender data from shelter reports
• Scanning and manually entering business card data
• Preparing segmented mailing lists from business card data
• Formatting donor data for importing into a CRM

Let DataWorks for You

We would welcome the opportunity to serve as a data partner to meet all of your data needs. We prioritize working with local Atlanta organizations in the private and public sector: including nonprofits, government agencies, foundations, businesses, and community-based projects. No project too big, too small or too tedious.

Please provide us with some information about your data needs in the form below. Our Business Development Manager will follow-up within 24-48 hours to discuss further details about DataWorks could meet your needs.