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Baltimore Data Week has a full schedule of community panels and civic tech workshops

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance is marking its 20th anniversary, and Baltimore Data Day has become Data Week. It runs July 20-24.

A workshop at Baltimore Data Day 2015. (Photo by Stephen Babcock)

Baltimore Data Week starts July 20, with 20 free virtual events at the intersection of civic tech, public policy and community work offered until July 24.

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and has turned data day into data week. The week is geared toward promoting and educating communities about open data in their city and how it can be used to make actionable progress in their neighborhoods.  Visit BNIA’s Data Day page to register for the free Zoom webinar events that include workshops, panels and a pitch competition.

To coordinate the week’s events there’s a daily theme centered on data access. Below each theme, we’ve included details on specific civic tech-focused workshops being held on the corresponding day, which are co-organized with HACK Baltimore, Maptime Bmore and MossLabs.io:

Monday, July 20: Impact of COVID-19 on Baltimore’s Communities

  • Learn about how to use various dashboard tracking COVID-19 impacts on Baltimore at a 6 p.m. session.

Tuesday, July 21: Racial Disparities in Housing and Neighborhood Development

  • Workshop: Polymath Python. MASTERMND CEO Aaron Brooks is leading a 1 p.m. workshop on the Python programming language. The session is hosted in partnership with HACK Baltimore.

Wednesday, July 22: Data for Understanding Environment and Climate Change

  • Workshop: Getting data for your community: Learn how to use the U.S. Census Bureau’s new Data.Census.Gov at a 12:30 p.m. workshop.

Thursday, July 23: Effect of Digital Equity on Learning and Working

  • Discussion on Open Source and Algorithmic Bias: HACK Baltimore and MossLabs.io is hosting a noon discussion.
  • Open Data on Internet Performance: An Introduction to Measurement Lab (M-Lab): The open source tool for measuring internet performance will be the topic of a 3 p.m. workshop.
  • OpenStreetMap Mapathon: Maptime Baltimore is hosting a session to address neighborhood data gaps during a 7-9 p.m. session.

Friday, July 24: Where Do We Go from Here? Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance at 20th anniversary

  • Plus, check out Baltimore Data Science Corps Ignite Session and Brainstorming at 1 p.m.
Donte Kirby is a 2020-2022 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
Companies: Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance / University of Baltimore

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