The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School is one of the driving forces behind Data Days Cleveland on Thursday, March 2nd through Saturday, March 4th — Cleveland’s first annual celebration of civic technology, data and the doers working to improve Northeast Ohio.
Data Days: CTL+ALT+CLE includes presentations for hands-on data and skills training, exploration of the use of data in civic engagement, and the opportunity to set the agenda where developers, advocates, and users alike will convene and facilitate conversations of their choosing with attendees.
The three-day “unconference” is hosted by Cleveland Civic Tech and Open Data Collaborative, and the Poverty Center is a founding member of the both organizations. Poverty Center researchers will be providing training on the NEO CANDO suite application — one of the nation’s top publicly accessible social and economic data systems — and will be on a panel to discuss their work connecting housing health and kindergarten readiness. Other presenters include the U.S. Census Bureau, Microsoft, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and other data-smart, civic-focused Northeast Ohio organizations