While this conference is fully titled "Data Day 2012: Using Data to Drive Community Change," some of the workshops may also be of interest to those who want to use data to tell stories. Data Day 2012 is a free event at Northeastern University on Friday, January 27, co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the Boston Indicators Project at The Boston Foundation, and Northeastern. (I've got nothing to do with the planning except that I've signed up to attend :) )
From the Data Day 2012 email
Highlights during Data Day 2012 will include:
- Hands-on workshops on how to access Census 2010 and American Community Survey data for your community
- The launch of the new version of the MetroBoston DataCommon, with expanded data visualization tools
- How to use data and the media
- Workshops on WEAVE (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment), the web-based open source data visualization software that will power the new DataCommon
- Sources of local data about your neighborhood
- And much more! http://metrobostondatacommon.org/html/dataday_12.htm
The day will provide an excellent professional development opportunity for organizations looking to get the most from their existing resources and staff.
The free conference will be held at Northeastern University on January 27th, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
RSVP today: http://dataday2012.eventbrite.com
Please note, space is limited for this event. If your plans change and you are unable to attend please cancel your ticket on EventBrite or contact Jamila Henderson at [address removed].
If you are interested in presenting a workshop or poster, or have general questions about the conference, please contact Holly St. Clair at (617)[masked]x2014.