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Calling on all socially conscious analysts, statisticians, data scientists, coders, hackers, designers, and eager-to-learn do-gooders in the DC area: A DataDive is coming your way!
We’re thrilled to be hosting a DataDive December 2-4 and are looking for data pros of all backgrounds to roll up their sleeves and work side by side with experts from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to help use data to unravel tough questions and prototype new solutions.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. Its work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity because children need all three to succeed. Based in Baltimore, it advances research and solutions to overcome barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in evidence-based and promising strategies.
Collaborate and engage with some of the brightest minds in data science, social change and technology as you work in teams to analyze, visualize, and mashup fascinating data sets to create real world change.
We believe data has the power to change the world, but only when we all work together. Join us for a data adventure like you've never seen and get ready to make friends, build skills and help unleash the power of data to serve humanity!
The AGU Conference Center
2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Friday 12/2 6pm-8pm: discuss goals for the DataDive and dive into the data!
Saturday 12/3 9am-8pm: choose a team and get to work!
Sunday 12/4 9am-3pm: final presentations and networking
Note: You can attend one or all days.
On Friday, we’ll gather to learn more about the four projects and then we'll dive into the data! DataDivers will choose which projects they'd like to work on and form teams around their individual questions. Each team will have a Data Ambassador assigned to them who will help advise on and manage the projects throughout the day.
We will be back for action Saturday morning to keep cranking on the work we started on Friday. Sunday morning, we’ll put together final presentations to show the world what you have done with data!
OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE FOR THE WEEKEND
- Unlike a hack-a-thon, the goal of the weekend is not (necessarily) to create an app. Instead, it is to work with teams of experts to understand a truly difficult problem through data. You could end up with a visualization, an analysis, some graphs, or even some new datasets by the end of the event.
- There is a Github repository setup to use for sharing code, data, and analyses during the event. This will be our primary resource for capturing everything developed at the DataDive, so please use it for sharing and collaboration. Please note that the data will not be available after the event.
- We do not assign you to a team. We want you to work with the problem and data you feel most passionate about, so come Friday with an open mind and be ready to learn.
- You do not have to stay 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.
- All skill levels welcome! Just come with your own laptop and get ready to make a difference.
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!