October 1, 2018



Wow, it’s a busy month in data! Check out our new data stories and events. We hope to see you this fall!



Regional Data Stories




A startling statistic from the North Central Regional Data Story. Click the image or head to the website to learn more. 

Created in partnership with DCF’s Connect program, these stories provide an overview of the well-being of children and families in the six DCF regions in Connecticut. We have released all six stories over the course of this past month. Check out our most recent story on North Central Connecticut





CTData Academy



Thanks to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for letting us host our Data in Depth workshop in their beautiful space. To learn more about CTData Academy events, head to ctdata.org/academy.
Upcoming CTData Academy events.
For more details and to register, click here:

  • October 3: Data Basics in Avon, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • October 16: Open Data Call, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • October 17: Hartford Data Meetup, 9:30 am-11:00 am. Please contact Michelle Riordan-Nold at mrn@ctdata.org if you’re interested in presenting.
  • October 31: Data Basics in Middletown, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • 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. Click here to register for Data Bootcamp at the Fairfield County Community Foundation on October 25 and here to register for the Data Bootcamp in Hartford on November 7



What’s New in Data


HABE & CTData Present: It’s NOT a Race.
Connecticut CAN Prosper in the Slow Lane.




Is there really a “mass exodus” from Connecticut? Photo from “Migration and Population Trends in CT” on the CTData blog

The Connecticut Data Collaborative and the Hartford Association of Business and Economics (HABE) invite you to join us for our event: It’s NOT a Race.
Connecticut CAN Prosper in the Slow Lane
. CTData’s Executive Director, Michelle Riordan-Nold, will be co-presenting with Patrick Flaherty, Assistant Director of Research and Information at the Connecticut Department of Labor on October 11th at Carbone’s Ristorante from 11:30 am
1:00 pm.Connecticut’s slow population growth and increase in the average age of the population have been central topics of discussion among residents. Additionally, recent projections from the Connecticut Department of Labor show that overall job growth in Connecticut will be slower than the national average over the next 10 years.But is taking it slow always a bad thing? Not necessarily. Those same projections also show growth in high wage and high skill occupations and strength in some surprising industries. To learn more about how Connecticut can still flourish outside the fast lane, register by October 10th.



We’re hiring!




We’re excited to announce that after two years at CTData, Rachel Leventhal-Weiner has been promoted to Assistant Director. In her short tenure, she has helped grow the organization and continues to help us innovate and expand.  Please help us in congratulating Rachel on her new position!

CTData is looking for a new Data Engagement Specialist. To join our team, please review the job description and application instructions here.





Feedback for Phase 2 Draft of State Data Plan




Click the image above or follow this link to view the Phase 2 Draft of the State Data Plan. 

The Phase 2 Draft of the State Data Plan is now available for feedback until October 17th and can be reviewed here. The response to feedback received during Phase 1 can be accessed here under “Previous Phases.”





Census 2020


To register for our Census workshop on October 4th, click the image above or here.
Have questions about the census? We’ve got answers! On Thursday, October 4th, Ana Maria Garcia will answer questions about census data and demo tools available on the census website. If you have questions/topics you’d like her to cover, please email them to ctcensus@ctdata.org. To register for this event, click here.





Around the State and In the News







As a reminderwe’ve moved!
We share space with the 
Liberal Arts Action Lab at
10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford.




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