To empower the use of data in decision making and service delivery.
Make timely data available for use
Open data publishing provides access to a governed, shared platform for the easy sharing of data. During the publishing process, departments gain access to a suite of services: data transformations, automation services, and handling of sensitive or protected data.Submit a dataset to share
Tell stories, support decisions with data
DashboardSF is a collection of support services designed to help departments use PowerBI to automate manual reporting and create reports that lead to service change. PowerBI is an enterprise data wrangling, reporting, and visualization tool available to CCSF analysts.Sign up for Intro to PowerBI
Bring advanced stats & models to service changes
DataScienceSF brings the power of advanced analytics and applied statistics to assist the work of the departments in changing services. It aims to help departments achieve more with their existing resources and processes. This service from DataSF is offered through a project solictation process.Learn more and submit an application
This is the core team that work on DataSF programs, services and initiatives related to data sharing, data analytics and data science.
Tania Jogesh is the Data Scientist at DataSF. Tania comes to DataSF with more than a decade of data-driven research experience, an unconventional background in pollination ecology, and a desire to improve the world with data. She holds a PhD in Entomology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Statistics from Carleton University, Canada. Prior to her current position, Tania was a postdoctoral scientist with the Chicago Botanic Garden, where she applied advanced statistical methods to understand plant and insect communities in natural ecosystems.
Helen McLendon is the Analytics Engineer at DataSF. She comes to the City with a background in computational neuroscience, experience developing healthcare software, and a zeal for building well-structured, meaningful datasets. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCSF where she studied the neuronal mechanisms underlying auditory perception in songbirds. Prior to joining the DataSF team, Helen spent 5 years at a Medicare Advantage startup, serving in numerous roles including Data Scientist, Operations Manager, and Data Engineer. She is passionate about creating trusted systems that empower users to make data-driven decisions.
Blake Valenta is a Analytics Strategist at DataSF. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Chicago and master's degree in public policy from the UCLA Luskin School. Blake came to DataSF as a Research Fellow with the Harvard Ash Center. Before joining DataSF, Blake worked as a researcher with the UCLA Labor Center, as a statistician with the Empirical Research Group at the UCLA Law School, and a policy advocate at IWJ, a non-profit in Chicago that focuses on labor rights and economic justice issues.
These are the people that help us along the way.
The Department of Technology supports us in developing and maintaining data pipelines for open data sharing and as partners on data architecture and infrastructure. A special acknowledgement to SFGIS within the department. SFGIS staff have been long-standing partners and champions for open data, providing support and expertise on automating data pipelines among other things.
We’ve partnered with the performance team in CSA on a variety of projects, including the Data Academy, Stat program research, and internal data sharing.
The wonderful team members that shaped DataSF's work to date.
We’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people on a short term basis. Their efforts have been key to moving some of our projects forward.