16
Oct
2:00 pm EDT

Civic Data Challenge: Turning Raw Data into Community Tools

At the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), we believe everyone has the power to make a difference in how their community and country thrive. We are a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by Congress to advance the nation’s civic life. Through our events, research, and reports, NCoC expands our nation’s contemporary understanding of what it means to be a citizen.

This webinar will share information on our civic health research, and specifically will share the findings and products that result from this year’s first-ever Civic Data Challenge. The Civic Data Challenge turns the raw data of “civic health” into beautiful, useful applications and visualizations, enabling communities to be better understood and made to thrive. Challenge participants were provided civic health data, as well as data on health, safety, education, and the economy. They have created interactive and visual products to showcase their findings.

The presentation will be hosted by Kristi Tate, Director of Community Strategies for NCoC, and will include a presentation from one of the winning teams on their entry: Will DeKrey, a nonprofit consultant from Washington, DC, and Sean McDonald, a data visualization specialist from Los Angeles created WhyGDP? The presentation provides a detailed look at whether GDP, or civic health, is a better measure of community well-being (http://www.goodification.org/WhyGDP).

If you have any questions about the presentation, please feel free to contact Kristi Tate at KTate@NCoC.net or Sean McDonald at mcdonald.sean@gmail.com.

Webinar recordings and presentations are available to APDU members in the APDU member area.