The event is free but registration is required. To register, go to http://dataday2013.eventbrite.com/
Holly St. Clair from MAPC mentioned this event at her presentation at the expo, and I thought some of you might be interested. It's during the work day so many folks may not be able to make it - including myself - but I wanted to let you know. If you do go, take good notes and give us a report out at the next Meetup.
I'll leave the Meetup RSVP open, but you need to go through their registration process to ensure a spot.
More data are available today than ever before. In addition, new tools are making it easier to explore trends, craft powerful stories, and spur change. Learn how to access information, meet colleagues from across sectors, and get inspired to apply data to your work, all for free at Data Day 2013!
The focus of Data Day this year is Data and Story Telling. Keynote speakers from the Boston Globe’s 68 Blocks project will discuss how they utilized administrative and crowd-sourced data, maps and other visualizations, interviews with residents, and first-person observations to paint a rich, layered portrait of a year in Boston’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood.
Data Day 2013 is not just for journalists, though. Data Day will also help non-profits, civic institutions, and municipalities expand their capacity to use technology and data in innovative ways to advance their goals. Geared for data users at all levels, Data Day 2013 will include:
- Hands-on workshops on:
- Census 2010 and American Community Survey data
- WEAVE (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment), the
web-based open source data visualization software behind the
- Data visualization and information design best practices
- Introductions to free and open source software for data analysis
- New technologies and techniques for crowd-sourcing data
- And much more!
The day will provide an excellent professional development opportunity for organizations looking to get the most from their existing resources and staff. If you are interested in presenting a workshop or poster, or have general questions about the conference, please contact Holly St. Clair at (617) 933-0717.