Kansas City’s First

DATA VIZ-A-THON

A Data Science and Visualization Event
Benefitting Non-Profits ENDED NOV. 2017

Read the RESULTS OF THE EVENT

Data visualization helps people understand the significance of data by placing it in a visual context:
how might it forward the efforts of a non-profit?

There’s an infinite number of ways data visualization could help non-profits’ causes.

Tableau, a leading data visualization tool, has a division that works exclusively with non-profits around the world as well as a social responsibility division that takes on causes.

One example of a non-profit data visualization project is the End Malaria campaign below.

PATH and the Tableau Foundation wondered how data visualization could help us see a world without malaria.

Visualized data was used to both understand information and make decisions, for example where bed nets are lacking and where to deploy diagnostics.

Right: This visualization shows malaria cases coming back between January and April (the rainy transmission season).

The height of the 2015 transmission season, when compared to other years, is significantly lower. The area in purple shows the percentage of cases detected by community health workers, which means detection and treatment  cases closer to the places where they first emerge.

Make Malaria History

By leveraging the power of data through data science, we will forward our city’s best non-profit programs.

Show Program Progress and Impact efficient through interactive visualizations

Analyze Donor Trends: be more efficient with fundraising and marketing campaigns

Inform Content Decisions through understanding website usage and social media engagement

Impactful Reports:
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Fall/Winter 2016 Schedule

October 10: last date for non-profit data submission

October 10 to 18: non-profit selections finalized

October 18: Last day for volunteers to sign up

October 20: Opening Event ! 

  • Time: 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

  • Location: C2FO Conference Room, 4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy #400, Fairway, KS (how to get to the right room and building)

  • Purpose: Teams are established, meet with non-profits and kick off process (determine access to data, group communication tool, etc.)

October 26: Check-in with Non-Profits

  • Time: 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

  • Location: C2FO Conference Room, 4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy #400, Fairway, KS

  • Purpose: Teams meet with non-profits to show work in progress, gather feedback, determine revisions. Sign up to show final vizzes final week (11/17).

 

11/3:  Viz Presentations of Work in Progress

  • Time: 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

  • Location: C2FO Conference Room, 4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy #400, Fairway, KS  (how to get to the right room and building)

  • Purpose: Meet with groups, review/revise vizzes, show work-in-progress to the group as a review, determine what’s working, what questions you have, what could be refined, ideas, suggestions – anything the group can help you with (Sign up to present – this is just for time management).

11/17:  Viz Presentations of Work and Work in Progress

  • Time: 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

  • Location: C2FO Conference Room, 4210 Shawnee Mission Pkwy #400, Fairway, KS  (how to get to the right room and building)

  • Purpose: Meet with groups, review/revise vizzes, show work as it is to the group, what you learned, what you like, what you wish, where you’ll go from here, if you know, and if there’s anything the group can help you with (Sign up to present – this is just for time management).

 

Thanks to our sponsors!

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