Can better data help improve quality of life? Mark Abraham, Executive Director of DataHaven will present some of their latest data sets and infographics about Connecticut and the Greater New Haven area, exploring how to visualize them online in more context-rich ways.
Hope to see you there!
About Civic Hack Night
Following up on the CT Civic Hackathon, this is an ongoing civic hack night, generally the last Wednesday of every month.
• Each meetup will feature a presentation on an open data set or data analysis technique, followed by Q&A. This will begin at 6:30pm sharp.
• The remainder of the meetup will be an open format.
• Pizza & beer will be served at the start. Gluten-free and vegan folks, please alert Zack ahead of time.
• Designers & non-programmers are encouraged to attend. Think infographics, data visualizations, analytical blog posts, etc.
• This is a technology/language/platform/tool-agnostic meetup. Python? Processing? Excel? Photoshop? Work with tools you know.
• Here are a few example resources:
1. Data.gov - A searchable website of datasets produced by the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, sorted by Agency and Department.
2. transparency.CT.gov - A legislature-mandated website posting Connecticut agency expenditures, including all compensation, contracts, grants, payments, and pensions.
3. CT State Data Center (UCONN) - The state's official liaison to the U.S. Census Bureau, which seeks to develop a single portal for all socioeconomic data sets for the State of Connecticut and its municipalities.
4. CT Crash Data Repository (UCONN) - A project of the CT Transportation Institute (CTI), creating an accurate, timely, and complete online access data query and analysis toolset for members of the traffic-safety community.
5. CT Data Collaborative - A central portal for access to a wide range of data from federal, state, local and private sources relating to the health, well-being and economy of the residents of CT.
About Mark Abraham
Mr. Abraham is the Executive Director of DataHaven, a New Haven-based nonprofit founded in 1992 to support community action, planning, and research through data sharing and interpretation. DataHaven is a contractor to the Connecticut Data Collaborative, a statewide public-private entity formed to improve data access within the State, and recently completed the Greater New Haven Community Index, an extensive benchmarking report. Mark has received the New Haven Environmental Justice Network's Annual Award in 2008 for coordinating the New Haven Safe Streets Coalition, and a Business New Haven Rising Stars Award in 2010. He is an avid user of SeeClickFix and Twitter (@urbandata).