DATA DAY 2015 - Democratizing Data to Drive Community Change
WPI was bustling on Data Day.
Data Science Program Director Elke Rundensteiner, Ph.D., was invited to be the Keynote Speaker at DATA DAY 2015 which was held on the WPI Campus in May, 2015. It was a day dedicated to Democratizing Data To Drive Community Change and it was a huge success! The event was geared toward data users of all levels, and was designed to help non-profit organizations, civic institutions, and municipalities expand their capacity for using technology and data in innovative ways in order to advance their individual goals. Every imaginable non-profit organization in central Massachusetts was represented at this remarkable event.
Central Mass Workforce Investment Board
Oak Hill CDC
The Bridge of Central Massachusetts
Edward Street Child Services
Linda Looft, WPI
Larry Adams, Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
Holly St. Clair and Marc Draisen, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Elke Rundensteiner, Ph.D., WPI Data Science
Big Data Analytics For Smarter Communities
Introducing the Central Massachusetts DataCommon
Christopher Ryan, Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
Glen Eaton, Executive Director, Montachusett Regional Planning Commission
Timothy J. McGourthy, Greater Worcester Research Bureau
Laura Roberts, WPI Worcester Project Center
Michael Hamel, MassIT
The afternoon was filled with hands-on workshops and visualization workshop presentations, U.S. Census and Simple Reports and more.