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Datathon with Calgary Arts Development hosted by Data for Good – Calgary
Are you someone who loves to explore data and wants to do good for the community? Then join us for this exciting Datathon with Calgary Arts Development hosted by Data for Good - Calgary. We are thrilled that we will be working with Calgary Arts Development ( ). Bring your data skills and get ready to dive into the datasets that will be made available for analytics and visualization. If you would like to participate then RSVP here on Meetup and you MUST also register on Eventbrite using this link ... . Planning and logistics (i.e. food and space requirements) will be based on the Eventbrite numbers so it is very important that you register on Eventbrite. Below is an outline of the schedule for the weekend with specific details included for each day. Opening Mixer Friday, November 23rd 7:00 PM: Doors open 7:30 PM: Presentation from Calgary Arts Development 8:30 PM: Networking social, snacks and drinks The evening will start with a presentation from Calgary Arts Development. This will be followed immediately by social time to give all of the participants a chance to meet each other and begin discussing projects. The Datathon Saturday, November 24th 9:00 AM: Doors open, sign-in and breakfast 9:30 AM: Review of Data and Objectives, begin data diving! 12:00 PM: Lunch 6:00 PM: Dinner 11:00 PM: Everyone goes home for the night Saturday we'll get to the data! Detailed information will be provided on the data available and the objectives of the Datathon. Participants will form teams and get started on analyzing the data. We'll have meals and keep the space open until 11 PM for any late-night data divers. Final Presentations Sunday, November 25th 9:00 AM: Doors open, breakfast 10:30 AM: Presentation from teams 1:00 PM: It's a wrap; a successful Datathon in the books! This is your chance to show what you have done with the data! Each team will present the analytics and visualizations prepared during the Datathon. Other items of note for the weekend: Each participant should bring their own laptop and software for data analytics / visualization. If you require access to commercial or other specialized applications please let us know in advance. We do not assign you to a team. We want you to work with the data and objectives that you feel most passionate about, so come Friday with an open mind and be ready to learn. You do not have to work with the same team for the whole weekend. Again, we hope that you will find a project to work on to completion, but if at any point you feel like you want to change simply let us know. You do not have to stay for the entire weekend to participate in the event. We hope that you will find a project you can dig into, but you are always welcome to come and go as you please.

The University of Calgary at The Gallery Hall (across from the Nickle Galleries) in Taylor Family Digital Library

410 University Ct NW · Calgary, AB


What we're about

If you have an interest in data and putting it into action for social good please join us at Data for Good - Calgary.

Data For Good is a collective of volunteer do-gooders, who want to use their powers for good to help make our communities better through data. We help nonprofit and social organizations harness the power of their data through analytics and visualizations in order to leverage their impact in the community.

Data for Good in Calgary works with organizations in the nonprofit / social sector in a couple of ways;

Datathons are weekend events that involve a large number of volunteers focusing on analytics & visualizations with organizations that have a lot of data and are relatively advanced in their data practices

Data Corps is a program of smaller scale projects of variable length where a group of Data Ambassadors will work with organizations that need help with data fundamentals at any stage of the Data Lifecycle.

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