Congratulations to Amir Ali, Tiffany Ku and Kevin McCraney! The three students, in partnership with the Innovation Advisory Council (IAC), won the ‘Best in Class’ award for the University of Washington’s Master of Science in Information Management program’s Capstone project awards!
Their winning project, the Homelessness Data Model, was a collaboration between these students, project managers from the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) and mentors from Tableau and Amazon. They created an automated process that complies information about homelessness in the City from HSD and several project coordinators without analysts needing to manually transfer data between sources. The Homelessness Data Model project will help experts at the City of Seattle better serve people experiencing homelessness.
This project marks the first of the IAC’s seven ‘Phase One’ projects to be presented publicly. The IAC is a group of the Seattle area’s most innovative companies committed to helping the City develop data-driven technological approaches to addressing out priority areas of homelessness, affordability, and delivery of basic services. Mayor Durkan launched the Innovation Advisory Council (IAC) on August 2, 2018 through an Executive Order. You can read more about the projects of the IAC here.
To learn more about Ali, Ku, and McCraney’s work and partnership with the IAC, please visit the University of Washington Information School’s blog.