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Data Day 2013

This event is "sold out" but you can still RSVP for the live, FREE webcast here: http://dataday2013.eventbrite.com/#m_1_500

Democratizing Data to Drive Community Change

More data are available today than ever before. In addition, new tools are making it easier to explore trends, craft powerful stories, and spur
change. Learn how to access information, meet colleagues from across sectors, and get inspired to apply data to your work, all for free at Data Day 2013!

The focus of Data Day this year is Data and Story Telling. Keynote speakers from the Boston Globe’s 68 Blocks project will discuss how they utilized administrative and crowd-sourced data, maps and other visualizations, interviews with residents, and first-person observations to paint a rich, layered portrait of a year in Boston’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood.

Data Day 2013 is not just for journalists, though. Data Day will also help non-profits, civic institutions, and municipalities expand their capacity to use technology and data in innovative ways to advance their goals. Geared for data users at all levels, Data Day 2013 will include:


  • Hands-on workshops on:
    -  Census 2010 and American Community Survey data
    -  WEAVE (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment), the 
       web-based  open source data visualization software behind the
       MetroBoston DataCommon Data visualization and information   design best practices
  • -  Introductions to free and open source software for data analysis
  • -  New technologies and techniques for crowd-sourcing data
  • -  And much more!


The day will provide an excellent professional development opportunity for organizations looking to get the most from their existing resources and staff. If you are interested in presenting a workshop or poster, or have general questions about the conference, please contact Holly St. Clair at (617) 933-0717.

Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:00am to 5:15pm

Curry Student Center
346 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, Boston

Event Type



The School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, CSSH





Sponsoring Organization

Metropolitan Area Planning Council, The Boston Indicators Project at The Boston Foundation, and Northeastern University

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