My Brother's Keeper Data Jam w/ Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton
Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and agencies across the U.S. government are leading an effort to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color, and to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential -- the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative (MBK).
Georgetown University, in partnership with the Department of Education, is co-hosting a series of Data Jams to bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, researchers, statisticians, policy makers, educators, and students to create data visualizations of current challenges and build new tools in order to create ladders of opportunity for all youth, including boys and young men of color.
Come join us for the first My Brother's Keeper Data Jam at Georgetown Downtown (640 Massachusetts Ave NW) on S . We are bringing together a group of practitioners, experts, researchers, students, and educators to study the data and create inventive visualizations of the problems facing the young men and boys of color in our nation.
We hope to convene a diverse group of stakeholders to the MBK Data Jam and would greatly appreciate your sharing this event with anyone you think might be able to provide a unique perspective or add value (be it through expertise, past experiences, or a current skill set).
8:45 A.M. - Doors Open for Registration
9:00 A.M. - Welcome & Introduction (Breakfast)
10:00 A.M. - MBK Focus Area Breakouts w/ Experts and Thought-Leaders
10:30 A.M. - Team Formation
10:45 A.M. - Data Jamming Begins
12:30 P.M. - Lunch
2:45 P.M. - Data Jamming Ends / Presentations of Data Visualizations + Prototypes Due
3:00 P.M. - Data Viz / Idea Fair Begins + Feedback from Participants & Senior Team
4:00 P.M. - Close + Open for Mingling
Resources & Get Involved
Learn more here: http://mbk.ed.gov
Nominate a Data Jammer: Form Here
Join the MBK Data Jam Community: MBK Meetup Group