This event has ended

Data Day 2013: Democratizing Data to Drive Community Change

Metropolitan Area Planning Council / The Boston Indicators Project at The Boston Foundation / Northeastern University

Friday, June 21, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Boston, MA

Data Day 2013: Democratizing Data to Drive Community...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Quantity
Attendees - Free Admission
Registrants for this ticket will be invited to sign up for workshops as soon as the workshop schedule is finalized.
Sold Out Ended Free  
RSVP For Virtual Data Day (Live webcast of select sessions)
Registrants for this ticket will receive an email with a link to watch a live webcast of select sessions held in the Curry Ballroom.
120 Tickets Ended Free  

Share Data Day 2013: Democratizing Data to Drive Community Change

Event Details

6/6/13 NEW WORKSHOP ADDED! We are happy to announce the addition of a new morning workshop session titled Cutting Through Propaganda with the Sword of Data, featuring Jamarhl Crawford of The Blackstonian/Blackstonian.com, Jacob Leidolf of PoliticalPirates.com and Adam Freidman of MA.ElectionStats.com. An updated agenda with session details can be viewed on the MetroBoston DataCommon. Conference goers are welcome to sign up for this session or to switch into it from another morning session.

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
       MetroBoston DataCommon
  • 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.

Attendee List Sort by: Date | First Name | Last Name
Show More

When & Where


Northeastern University Curry Student Center
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Friday, June 21, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

Metropolitan Area Planning Council / The Boston Indicators Project at The Boston Foundation / Northeastern University

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Northeastern University School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs

The Boston Indicators Project at The Boston Foundation

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.