Windy City Rails 2016

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What happens when 100,000 people in a major American city are about to have their water shut off because they can’t afford it? Rubyists step in! This talk discusses what it’s like to build a data-driven social service agency—more specifically, the Ruby infrastructure underpinning The Human Utility, a social service agency using open data, private utility data, data science, machine learning, and crowdfunding to ensure water is affordable for everyone. About Tiffani Ashley Bell Tiffani Ashley Bell is a Rails and iOS developer. Tiffani is Executive Director of The Human Utility, an organization that seeks to eliminate water service disconnections for low income and elderly people. Delivered at WindyCityRails 2016 in Chicago, IL, USA. Learn more about WindyCityRails at

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