#42 Eric Schles, Ending Slavery with Data

Summary
Eric Schles tells me that "slavery is the most extreme version of income inequality" and how he is using technology to end it.

Details
Who he is, how he became interested in human trafficking; Manhattan district attorney, technological deficiencies, Eric introduced databases, predictions not allowed by law; Demand Abolition, factors leading to trafficking, changing policies to fight trafficking; types of data analysis and how it helps, where the data comes from, scanning multiple sources, cross referencing with homeless databases; languages and technologies used; in the DA's office what comes first - the case or the data, once a case is closed the data is sealed; some of Eric's successes, reduced workload on DA, saving a woman from slavery; how you can help.

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#30 Open Data Science Conference

Summary
Boston was host to the first ever Open Data Science Conference over the weekend of May 30th and 31st 2015. I spent the days wandering around talking to people with interesting stories.
I hope you enjoy this episode, it was fun making it.

My next podcast will be back to the normal interview format.

Music Credits
Opening music – The Return, niese23

Closing and other – Bit Rio by Podington Bear