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Hacks/Hackers Presentation 10/30/12

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Hacks/Hackers Denver Presentation
October 30, 2012 Mining for Gold:
Using Data to Tell Stories Summer 2011, The Denver Foundation and Piton Foundation awarded two grants from the Knight Foundation's Community Information Challenge, a program that "engages community and place-based foundations in playing leading roles in meeting the information needs of their communities." "To strengthen our information ecosystem by developing more skilled, data-literate consumers, storytellers and story-sharers." "To provide our community with access to more useful data and information. The Data Engine will 'democratize data' by increasing access and creating an environment in which to build public data literacy." HOW WE GOT HERE Bootcamp: Designing the projects and planning for implementation. Fall 2011 TIMELINE Winter 2012 Building the Team: Developers, Project Managers, Usability Consultants, Graphic Designers, Trainers, etc. Spring 2012 Floodlight: Technology development in full swing and creation and piloting of community capacity building training curriculum.
Data Engine: Developer selection and discovery. Summer 2012 Floodlight: Developing technology, generating stories, training users and improving branding.
Data Engine: Technology development in full swing, raw data preparation and branding discussions. Fall 2012 Launch both platforms (November), build audience/users, and determine longer term sustainability plan. PARTNERS Floodlight is about two things: storytelling and positive change.

Our goal is to help you use the first to achieve the second. It's a tool... ...and a place. Inspiration and Ideation Source: Edward Segel and Jeffrey Heer, "Narrative Visualization: Telling Stories with Data," http://vis.stanford.edu/files/2010-Narrative-InfoVis.pdf Story Templates PhotoVoice Data Story Explainer Sandbox FloodlightProject.org FloodlightProject.org FloodlightProject.org FloodlightProject.org FloodlightProject.org FloodlightProject.org FloodlightProject.org FloodlightProject.org Explore Build Learn Find Visualize Upload Extend / API Data Inventory FloodlightProject.org FloodlightProject.org What's Next? staging.floodlightproject.org New Features Projects and organizations
Connected stories
Embed stories on any website Public Launch - Nov. 1 Storytelling Events Hack days
In the classroom
Challenges What's Next? Ongoing Activities Listen and Incorporate User Feedback
Enhancing Visualizations
Growing the Data Library
Engagement and Education Public Launch - Nov. 1 CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org FloodlightProject.org CoDataEngine.org CoDataEngine.org FloodlightProject.org FloodlightProject.org jbrock@piton.org / @jordanwb
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