Jake Porway is the Founder and Executive of DataKind, a nonprofit dedicated to using data science to tackle the world’s biggest problems. DataKind convenes data scientists to help mission-driven organizations such as the , , , , and the address their biggest data challenges. With an unparalleled team and advisory board, DataKind is taking the nonprofit world by storm. Supporters of DataKind and its mission include The , , , Teradata, Cloudera, Infomatica, and thousands of data scientists who donate their time and skills to DataKind projects to help make the world a better place. With the launch of its latest wave of local chapters in mid-2014, DataKind is poised to help even more NGOs and other mission-driven organizations improve their data literacy and data capacity, as well as assessing how data science can help them better serve humanity. Match-making data scientists with cause-driven work and applying data science to unconventional datasets generate interesting and diverse challenges.