Data for all.

DataWorks is a unique data services provider.

DataWorks recruits young people from communities historically minoritized in computing and employs them as data wranglers.

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

Income generated from contract-based projects from non-profit, government, and for-profit organizations helps sustain DataWorks. The data workers are hired as Georgia Tech employees with benefits and are paid hourly. Faculty and students do not receive compensation from our contract-based work.

Initial funding for DataWorks was graciously provided by the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, in 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 to support research into DataWorks as a novel platform for engaged scholarship.

If you have basic data work that needs to be done, we can do it. And you can be confident the work is being done in an ethical manner. DataWorks is a just and responsible workplace.

DataWorks is a just and responsible workplace.

Our Work

We are able to process data 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 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. We also have experience labeling images and social media data for use in machine learning algorithms.

More information about our work is available on our Recent Projects page.

Who We Are

Staff

Venise Ivey

Jessica Hill

Christa Davoll

Justin Booker

Dana Priest

Program Development & Research

Betsy DiSalvo

Carl DiSalvo

Ben Shaprio

Cicely Garrett

Annabel Rothschild

Grace Barkuff

Britney Johnson

Advisory Board

Leslie Canty
Block by Block
@ Promise Center

Polo Chao
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.

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.