Data Umbrella is a global community for underrepresented persons in data science. We organize online speaker series on data science (a) and open source libraries (b). We also organize open source sprints / hackathons (c). Additionally, we curate resources for the community on data science and inclusive practices (d). All levels are welcome, beginners and experts. Data Umbrella is a fiscally sponsored project of Open Collective, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit based in California, USA.

(a) Join our Meetup Group for upcoming events.

(b) Open Source Video Playlist

(c) Sprints Reports

(d) Resources


Data Umbrella is seeking volunteers to serve on our organizing and infrastructure committees. We welcome volunteers to contribute to our community. Areas of contribution include assisting us with organizing events, website updates, social media, communications, recording events and more. To get involved, complete our Data Umbrella Volunteer Form.

Volunteers should expect a 2 to 3 hour per week time commitment. There are also opportunities for leadership roles with 5 to 10 hours per week time commitment. Some examples of the types of areas volunteers will be participating in are organizing events, outreach to speakers, engineering, technical writing, and social media management, but it is not limited to these. We welcome support in other areas too.