What’s new in data

Draft State Data Plan

At the inaugural convening of the Connecticut Data Analysis Technology Advisory Board, the State’s Chief Data Officer, Tyler Kleykamp, released a draft of the CT State Data Plan.

This draft establishes a framework to guide the executive agency work in building a data culture. The public is invited to provide feedback on a broad set of principles, goals, and focal points as outlined in the plan. The ‘focal points’ will guide the state as to where to focus its efforts for the initial two year period. After review of public comment,  in consultation with the board, action steps will be developed and incorporated into a final version. Public comments are welcome until August 24, 2018.




  Data Project Enhancements

New Data Tool
Monthly Business Starts and Stops


Enhancements to the Secretary of the State
business search portal
  1. Included Principal Name and Agent Name as searchable fields and display the results in the table
  2. Added the ‘Filing Details’ when you are looking at a particular business
  3. Increased the useability of the date field in the search function

Data Blog


Analysis of state migration patterns based on IRS SOI 2015-2016 tax data. To read the full analysis, click here or the graphic above.


CTData Academy

On July 11th, we held our quarterly Hartford Data Meetup attended by data professionals from the region with nineteen area organizations represented. At our meetup, we shared preliminary findings from our 500 Cities Challenge grant.
Upcoming CTData Academy events.
For more details and to register, click here:

  • September 13: Data Basics in Hebron, 1 pm-4 pm
  • September 18: Open Data Call, 3 pm-4 pm
  • September 26Data Basics in Canton, 9:30 am-12 pm
  • October 3: Data Basics in Avon, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • October 16: Open Data Call, 3 pm-4 pm
  • October 17: Hartford Data Meetup, 9:30 am-11 am
  • Data Bootcamp: We are holding two sessions in the fall for area nonprofits supported by the Fairfield County Community Foundation and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. If you are in either the Fairfield or Hartford region, be on the lookout for dates in late October! 

Look for more Data Storytelling dates in November and December!


New Employees!


Ilya Ilyankou, Civic Technologist, joined CTData at the end of June. He is a recent graduate of Trinity College with a double major in Computer Science and Studio Arts. He analyzes and visualizes data, writes APIs, and builds applications to make data beautiful and accessible.
Morgan Finn, Communications and Program Assistant, joined the team in July. She most recently worked at the YMCA in West Hartford and is a graduate of CCSU. She will provide administrative and communication support for CTData and also for the Liberal Arts Action Lab. 

Around the State and In the News



As a reminder — We’ve Moved
we share space with the Liberal Arts Action Lab at:
10 Constitution Plaza, Hartford