On February 21st, we convened the third monthly Open Data Call! Every month the call gets a little bigger and we are able to connect users to exciting tools, resources and events. This month, our state's Chief Data Officer, Tyler Kleykamp, joined the call to tell users about some updates to the state's Open Data Portal and preview some open data coming from one state agency. At the bottom of this post, please find a link to the recording of the call.

We have linked to all tools and events announced or mentioned during the call in our post below:

A few resources we have found that will be useful to our users:

  • Thriving Cities Indicator Explorer tool
  • Presentation slides from Do Good Data conference (sponsored by Stanford Social Innovation Review and Stanford Center on Political and Civil Society) available here.
  • Data on Purpose/Do Good Data World Tour: details here. Join other data experts, academics, practitioners, and social sector leaders for a series of one-day conferences around the world in 2017.

Events we announced on the call:

  • R-Ladies Meetup Kickoff event: Friday, February 24th from 6-8pm. Details here.
  • Data Viz for All, an online EdX course run by Jack Dougherty from Trinity College, starts February 28, 2017. Details here
  • Open Communities Alliance is convening a Fair Share Housing Visioning session on Friday, March 3rd from 10am-2:30pm at the CT Nonprofit Center in Hartford. Help the Open Communities Alliance envision the data inputs for a fair share housing template. More details available here. Contact Lisa Dabrowski at Open Communities Alliance for more information or to RSVP (ldabrowski@ctoca.org).
  • Data Refuge at Yale: Digital data is easy to distribute–but it can easily disappear, too. Join Yale researchers, scientists, librarians, archivists, programmers, technologists, and others for a one-day event to identify, download, and preserve federal research data. Details hereSaturday, March 4, 2017 from 9 AM-4 PM in the TEAL Classroom, 17 Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven. 

CT Data events:

  • 3/7: Data Basics (full)
  • 3/21: March Open Data Call: Register here.
  • 4/18: April Open Data Call: Register here.
  • 4/24: Data Basics (United Way of Greater New Haven): Register here.