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Fundamentals of Data Analysis for Government - Bay Area

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San Mateo Credit Union Headquarters

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Redwood City, California

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There exists a massive opportunity to improve society using government data. However, it’s increasingly difficult for government information workers to know which data analysis tools to use and how to use them to capitalize on opportunities to improve program delivery. By learning practical data analysis skills through the Socrata Data Academy, public servants can amplify their impact in both policy creation and service delivery with data-informed decision making.

This is a survey course for government employees to spend 2 days learning and practicing the fundamentals of data analysis for the public sector. The workshop agenda involves both lectures and hands-on learning opportunities. The course follows a "flipped classroom" approach which involves watching online lectures beforehand then attending this in-person training. The training session will culminate with the presentation of small group capstone projects.

For more information on the Socrata Data Academy, visit data-academy.socrata.com.

Topics covered include:

  • Data Analysis Examples in Government
  • Framing a Data Analysis Problem
  • Data Types & Databases
  • Descriptive Statistics for Data Analyais
  • Visualizations and Communication
  • Tools and Technologies for Data Analysis
  • Leveraging Open Data

Course outcomes include:

  • Improved capabilities to use data in day-to-day activities
  • Completed capstone project focused on data analysis
  • Eligibility to earn "Certification in Fundamentals of Data Analysis for Government" from Socrata
  • ~20 hours of online learning and in-person, guided practice time
  • Connections with fellow practitioners and students

Previous capstone project topics:

  • What are the highest impact ways to decrease overuse of ambulance rides to urgent care facilities?
  • What is the relationship between crime and property value in gentrifying neighborhoods?
  • How much would it cost for Metro Nashville to bid for the Amazon HQ2 RFP?
  • What is the relationship between traffic congestion and rising population in a city?
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