The UK recently held a referendum where the public narrowly voted to leave the EU, and immigration was a key concern in the winning vote. Immigrants have been accused of increasing demand for public services and increasing pressure on housing. Yet the numbers show a different, counter intuitive story where immigrants are a minor issue compared to changing British lifestyles.
Data visualisation can combine facts with impact - stories at a glance, striking and memorable, shareable objects. This competition seeks to create data visualisations of immigration and social statistics for Scientists for EU. This can provide a more balanced view on immigration and highlight the real sources of pressure on public services in the UK.
Who should join
We’re inviting designers, developers, data wranglers (including data analysts, data scientists, statisticians), and storytellers to collaborate and create data visualisations that deliver stories about immigration based on numbers. This is a two day challenge where people gather and create static or interactive visuals with a chance to win prizes.
Please select the ticket category that best represents your skills.
- Designer: you explore and make engaging infographics or interactive visualisations to help people understand the message clearly and aesthetically.
- Data Wrangler: you wrangle with data and understand what the data have to say using data analysis tools, such as R and Python.
- Storyteller: you deliver narratives found in data and document the process of how the project is put together.
- Learner: you want to learn more about data visualisation
If you want to help us understand and tell the story of immigration and its impact, then please sign-up to attend this Data Visualisation Challenge.
We will be providing open datasets from the Office for National Statistics for you to dig into to get insights. We will announce the details of datasets soon.
Stories of making
We’d like to capture the steps and processes behind each project, so people learn how it was made. Storytellers within each team will take the lead to document the process, however we need everyone’s input as it often require some technical knowledge and skills that the storyteller might not know e.g. sharing code, referencing software.
Here are the brief details of how the two days will look like.
10.00 - 10.30 Registration with Tea & Coffee
10.30 - 11.30 Intro & A talk on Data Visualisation
11.30 - 12.00 Team formation
12.00 Start working
10.30 - 11.00 Check-in with Tea & Coffee
11.00 - 13.00 Continue working
14.30 - 15.00 Presentations from teams
15.00 - 15.30 Winner announcement & drinks
More details will be announced a week before the event through emails that you use for registration.
Please bring your own hardware and software, your data skills. Free food and drinks will be provided on both days.
Who is behind this?
Data Campfire is a platform for data visualisation. We connect data visualisation teams with rewarding work and learning materials. We host Challenges bringing multi-disciplinary people together to collaborate and deliver insights through data visualisation.
Data Campfire is co-hosting this event with Scientists for EU. Scientists for EU is a campaign by UK scientists to keep the UK in the EU. “Science is vital for the UK's economy and quality of life. Science is also at the heart of global, social challenges that face us all. We believe that we can achieve so much more good for the UK and the world from within the EU.”
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