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Welcome to NYC School of Data — a community conference that demystifies the policies and practices around civic data, technology, and service design. This year’s conference kicks off NYC’s annual Open Data Week & features OVER 30 sessions organized by NYC’s civic technology, data, and design community! Our conversations & workshops will feed your mind and empower you to improve your neighborhood. Follow the conversation #nycSOdata on twitter and tune into our live stream (provided by the Internet Society of New York).
Saturday, March 2 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Seeing Data: Visualization with NYC 311 Requests facilitated by TWO-N

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This workshop will give participants a hands-on experience engaging in the creative, delightful, and sometimes messy work of data visualization. We will start with a brief introduction to the concept of “grammar of graphics” to understand the connection between data and visual elements. Then participants will dive into the NYC 311 data set and start brainstorming research questions that they will explore through visualization. Finally, participants will spend time creating their visualizations using their choice between a computer (bring your own) or paper (provided). Participants will leave with specific knowledge about the city that they have uncovered from 311 data, and visualization skills that will make them smarter makers and savvier consumers of data graphics!

Speakers
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Alec Barrett

TWO-N
Alec is the lead developer at TWO-N, a boutique data visualization studio. He is also a member of Manhattan Community Board 9 and regular student at trainings by BetaNYC and the Manhattan Borough President's Office. He is an alum of the Recurse Center.
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Aucher Serr

Developer, TWO-N


Saturday March 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Game Room 302 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013

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