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Data Visualization Workshop: Engaging & Insightful Storytelling with Numbers

HandsOn Tech Silicon Valley

Friday, February 28, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)

San Jose, CA

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HandsOn Tech, a program of The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, is pleased to partner with The Institute for Justice and Journalism to offer a Data Visualization workshop to Silicon Valley journalists and nonprofits.

This workshop will use immigration data as an example of how you can transform the way in which you tell stories and share information through data visualization. The workshop's sessions will show you how to gather better data, find the meaning behind the numbers and create visual projects. 

This workshop is designed for both journalists and nonprofit leaders, and is a smaller version of The Institute for Justice and Journalism's “Migrahacks”, immigration data training and hackathons held last year in Los Angeles and Chicago. Training days involving journalists and nonprofit leaders enriches the knowledge of both groups and creates a wonderful opportunity for networking. For more information about The Institutute for Justice and Journalism's Migrahack events, go to www.justicejournalism.org. The trainings have been featured on Poynter.org, a prominent journalism website, and the Nation magazine.


*Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

**It is not required to stay for all three sessions. Please see the workshop descriptions below.

***IMPORTANT: Attendees need to bring their own laptops. If you do not bring your own laptop, your ability to participate and learn will severely be hindered. We will provide power strips for chargers. 


 



SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast and introductions*.

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. -- Choose from one workshop**:      

  • Intro to DataViz: A guide to designing with data and open software. Learn about free tools available to make your reports stand out with data. Trainer: Carlos Martinez.and Angela Woodall

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  • Freeing Info: The Freedom of Information Act gives the public the right to a slew of important data. However, making FOIA requests is often intimidating and confusing. We’ll give you tips on how to make the requests and streamline the process. Trainer: Martha Mendoza.


 10:00 a.m.-10:10 a.m. – BREAK


 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Choose from one workshop**:

  •  Mapping Boot Camp: Use free tools to create maps from your data and give you powerful insight into your information. Mapping is one of the core elements of visual communication. It’s not just about making charts; it’s about creating stories and greater understanding.Trainer: Adelaide Chen.

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  • Data Sources and Spreadsheets: We’ll give you resources, findings and methods related to the Census and American Community Survey. Then, you’ll learn how to create spreadsheets to sort, filter and analyze data. You’ll find out the meaning behind your numbers.Trainer: Cindy Royal


 12:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch and speaker*.

  • Journalist Andrew Becker of the Center for Investigative Reporting will talk about how unlocking data helps journalists and the public demand accountability on immigration issues.


 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Choose from one workshop**:

  • Mapping Boot Camp: Use free tools to create maps from your data and give you powerful insight into your information. Mapping is one of the core elements of visual communication. It’s not just about making charts; it’s about creating stories and greater understanding.Trainer: Adelaide Chen.

           OR

  • Data Sources and Spreadsheets: We’ll give you resources, findings and methods related to the Census and American Community Survey. Then, you’ll learn how to create spreadsheets to sort, filter and analyze data. You’ll find out the meaning behind your numbers.Trainer: Angela Woodall





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Have questions about Data Visualization Workshop: Engaging & Insightful Storytelling with Numbers? Contact HandsOn Tech Silicon Valley

When & Where


Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
1400 Parkmoor Ave
Cuptertino A&B
San Jose, CA 95126

Friday, February 28, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)


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HandsOn Tech Silicon Valley

About HandsOn Tech: HandsOn Tech is a national program dedicated to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of technology used within nonprofits. Our program matches technology experts with eligible nonprofits to build capacity and sustainability within the organization. Our program offers large scale trainings, cohort learning sessions, and one-and-one consultations on a wide range of technologies such as cloud computing, website development, etc. The HandsOn Tech program in Silicon Valley is geared towards interested nonprofits in the South Bay Area. The outcomes and connections nonprofits make with our program are meant to be sustainable for years to come. 

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