We're happy to announce the winner of this year's Total Good Intelligent Machines grant! Thunder was awarded $1000 this week to support a summer of data science work for Hack Oregon. He plans to mine campaign finance data and contributing to Hack Oregon's open source code base. And he'll contribute to Total Good's opensource [machine intelligence utilities](http://github.com/totalgood/pug-ann) and hyperparameter optimization technology. He's already begun contributing by getting the pug-ann documentation in order and getting up to speed on the various Hack Oregon projects.
Over the next 12 months we plan to award additional grants data scientists and developers with time on their hands and a passion for machine intelligence. So find a open source project that can add to the Total Good while advancing machine intelligence technology and submit your project proposals. Review the simple Request for Proposals to make sure your proposal meets our requirements.