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Re: Beginning!

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Our staff- we’ve got about 100 developers/related database folks, and admin, HR, comms and strategy people, had a good cross-section turn up.

 

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From: <dataculture@groups.io> on behalf of Catherine D'Ignazio <catherine_dignazio@...>
Reply-To: "dataculture@groups.io" <dataculture@groups.io>
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12:12 PM
To: "dataculture@groups.io" <dataculture@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [dataculture] Beginning!

 

Congratulations Spike! That's so wonderful to hear. Who is the audience for your events?

 

 

And for folks that are curious, the links to those activities are here:

 

 

 

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Emerson College

 

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On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 2:45 PM Spike <sspiker@...> wrote:

I just ran the first of our data jams using sculpture and deconstructing a viz, one in our Oakland office and a sold-out one in our Sacramento office, so many people said they missed out that we're rerunning it next week for more staff in Sacramento! Off to a good start. We did realize we need more table space and more glue for the bigger groups (20ppl).

Our capacity building work is off and running!

peace
Spike


Re: Beginning!

Catherine D'Ignazio
 

Congratulations Spike! That's so wonderful to hear. Who is the audience for your events?


And for folks that are curious, the links to those activities are here:



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Assistant Professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization
Emerson College

Senior Fellow, Emerson Engagement Lab 
Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Civic Media
www.kanarinka.com | @kanarinka | 617-501-2441
Pronouns: she, her, hers


On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 2:45 PM Spike <sspiker@...> wrote:
I just ran the first of our data jams using sculpture and deconstructing a viz, one in our Oakland office and a sold-out one in our Sacramento office, so many people said they missed out that we're rerunning it next week for more staff in Sacramento! Off to a good start. We did realize we need more table space and more glue for the bigger groups (20ppl).

Our capacity building work is off and running!

peace
Spike


Beginning!

Spike
 

I just ran the first of our data jams using sculpture and deconstructing a viz, one in our Oakland office and a sold-out one in our Sacramento office, so many people said they missed out that we're rerunning it next week for more staff in Sacramento! Off to a good start. We did realize we need more table space and more glue for the bigger groups (20ppl).

Our capacity building work is off and running!

peace
Spike


Re: Timing

Angela Chang
 

I worked in.a satellite office for a big company for a while and there was nothing more time-wasting than “town-hall" meetings with HQ. We’d have these weekly+ conference phone calls, with hundreds of people listening in and some monotonous droning and Q&A from random people that didn’t affect our work at all. Also, the distraction interrupted our current work flow (since people had to drop everything to be online for the call) and no one said anything usually IMHO if people are not going to talk at a meeting, there is zero reason for them to be there and you can do better just sending a summary email or hearing a recap.  Listening to a few people learning how to unmute/mute across a whole office is so annoying, and we never got an agenda beforehand so there was often very little we could  do to prepare and be useful in these meetings. No real decisions were made at these meetings, and they were just “updates’ from different team members. It was a weekly waste of time for most of us. Maybe it would have been useful for my boss to get the info from his boss and then meet with us (his group of 6) at a time convenient about topics relevant to our projects.

I think a better way would have been to send a detailed agenda before hand, have a live webcast that is archived so people watch afterwards (including all the Q&A at the end), and then have a followup form for everyone to fill out with questions such as (1) questions from you about the presentation (2) what did you learn that is useful and (3) do you have any feedback on the meeting presentation/discussion (e.g. should we talk more about X, or did we get this wrong?).  That way, people who are remote can follow in real0time if they want, or watch it when it suits them. You can ensure they are informed and pay more attention if they know they have to give feedback. 

Be organized and send out the agenda proactively, along with current questions, topics of momentum, status for your employees. Focus on meeting people who are physically there with you in real-time, who can contribute information to make decisions. If your people are at a meeting they should be actively contributing, Otherwise, they are being distracted from real work.  Most people want to stay informed, but there’s no reason to not just give them some time to find out what’s happening and give feedback. That’s my 2 cents. 
Angela

On Jul 12, 2019, at 2:13 PM, Spike <sspiker@...> wrote:

Hi folks,
I'm building out a data capacity building plan for our nonprofit, we're about 185 staff/contractors. I'm curious about the timing of many of these activities, I'm hoping to keep our monthly sessions (in each office location) to an hour, but many suggest 30-45 minutes, would two of those in an hour risk being really cramped or rushed?

I'm also thinking about how to incorporate our remote office staff in Arizona into this work, I figure I could plan ahead and ship materials to them at the beginning of the year's sessions, but running Webex each event seems like adding some technical complexity I don't want. But including them is important, any experience on attempting this remotely?
peace
Spike 


Re: Timing

Rahul
 

Great to hear you're finding them useful. 

You can squeeze two thing into an hour, especially if they pair (as I mentioned on Twitter).  For instance, Paper Spreadsheet can have a quick debrief and bridge easy to WTFCSV. Both speak to data types, asking good questions, and bias. Pairing Deconstruct A Dataviz with Data Sculptures lets you cover going from data to story and types of stories you can tell, so the debriefs/shares can refer to each other.

Remove stuff is hard.  I've run WTFCSV, Deconstruct a Dataviz, and Data Sculptures remotely and figured out ways to make it work. I haven't tried any of the others remotely.  Maybe other folks on the list have tips?

Rahul


Timing

Spike
 

Hi folks,
I'm building out a data capacity building plan for our nonprofit, we're about 185 staff/contractors. I'm curious about the timing of many of these activities, I'm hoping to keep our monthly sessions (in each office location) to an hour, but many suggest 30-45 minutes, would two of those in an hour risk being really cramped or rushed?

I'm also thinking about how to incorporate our remote office staff in Arizona into this work, I figure I could plan ahead and ship materials to them at the beginning of the year's sessions, but running Webex each event seems like adding some technical complexity I don't want. But including them is important, any experience on attempting this remotely?
peace
Spike 


Re: help prototyping new activities in Boston area 7/24

Hugues Razanadraibe
 

Hi Rahul,

Thank you for these informations.
Sorry  for this late response, time goes by so fast but this year was very busy !

 Can we chat about our needs (by skype or any tools you want) ?

I’m available next week on :
Tuesday morning  9:00 AM (NY time)
Wednesday morning 9:00 AM (NY time)
Thursday 2:00 PM (NY time)

Thanks
Hugues



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Hello Hugues,

We'd have to chat about what you are interested in and look for funding to support a trip to France.  Drop us a line directly (off list) if you want to chat more about that - rahulb@... & catherine_dignazio@....
 
For folks interested in other data literacy work in France, two references off the top of my head to take a look at:
1) We've presented in the past at FING's data literacy conference (in Aix en Provence)
2) Also worth mentioning is the great work of our colleague Samuel Huron in Paris; focused on physical visualization stuff (ie. data sculptures)

Rahul


Re: Upcoming Events

edafe@...
 

Thanks so much for sharing Rahul. I've been looking at Sustainable Development Goals, so this is timely.


Upcoming Events

Rahul
 

Hello all,

I'm just back recently from the UN World Data Forum.  It was fascinating to hear just how many data *experts* are struggling to find a narrative and stitch together a story based on their data.  More here: https://datatherapy.org/2018/10/26/workshop-at-the-2018-un-world-data-forum/

Two upcoming events I want to share:

* Roundtable on Data Science Education
Dec 10, in Washington DC and streaming online
If you do data education at the post-secondary level then join for this roundtable I'll be presenting at.

* Data On Purpose 2019
Feb 19-20 in Stanford, CA, USA
I'll be one of the keynote speakers at this year's conference.  Stanford Social Innovation Review has been a consistent supporter of our work, and I'm excited to connect with the large range of non-profits that attend this conference.

Hope you find some of those useful,

Rahul


3 new activities!

Rahul
 

Hello all,

We've just added three new activities to the Data Culture Project!  We tested these out over the last few months in some pilot workshops, and wrote them up so you can try them too.  Read them over, try them out, and let us know how they work for you and your group of data learners :-)

Paper Spreadsheet
Introduce people data, and each other, but filling in a giant paper spreadsheet on the wall

Remix an Infographic
Practice telling the same data story in different ways by learning about different techniques and then trying them out

Write a Data Storybook
Practice creating a strong narrative that is supported with data by creating small storybooks

Thanks,

Rahul, Catherine, and the rest of the Data Culture Project team
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Re: help prototyping new activities in Boston area 7/24

Rahul
 

Hello Hugues,

We'd have to chat about what you are interested in and look for funding to support a trip to France.  Drop us a line directly (off list) if you want to chat more about that - rahulb@... & catherine_dignazio@....
 
For folks interested in other data literacy work in France, two references off the top of my head to take a look at:
1) We've presented in the past at FING's data literacy conference (in Aix en Provence)
2) Also worth mentioning is the great work of our colleague Samuel Huron in Paris; focused on physical visualization stuff (ie. data sculptures)

Rahul


Re: help prototyping new activities in Boston area 7/24

Hugues Razanadraibe
 

Hi Rahul,

I'm Hugues from France. I just want to know if it could possible for you and Catherine to come in France to introduce your data approach for french people. I heard that you had to go in belguim in august but it's cancelled. 

Look foward to hear you

Thanks
Hugues


help prototyping new activities in Boston area 7/24

Rahul
 

Hi all,

Catherine and I are running an evening workshop on 7/24 here in the Boston area to test out two new activities. If you are in the area, or have colleagues that would be interested, please point them towards our event.  We'd love feedback and appreciate any insights from your/their experience!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/databasicio-analog-spreadsheet-and-infographic-remix-beta-test-tickets-47596893590

For those not in the area - expect updates about those new activities soon :-)

Thanks,

Rahul


Re: virtual roundtable reminder (Thurs @ 3pm EST)

Rodney Gibbs
 

Thanks, Rahul. I signed up.

I'm remiss in not reaching out to you sooner to apologize for being a poor guinea pig during the test period for the Data Culture Project. Between moving offices and finalizing a strategic plan, as well as our day-to-day stuff, I failed to carve out time to pilot the program with folks here at the Tribune as I planneed. I followed along with the calls and emails, however, and I'm delighted the test period worked out so well.

The good news is now we're tackling the program, starting next week. We've adopted a full data culture training program that kicks off with a series of workshops that you developed for the Data Culture Project. I'm psyched to finally jump in, as are our folks. I'll keep you updated how it goes.

Best regards,

Rodney


Rahul wrote:

Hello all,

Just writing with a quick reminder that we our hosting a virtual roundtable about building a data culture with our collaborators at Stanford's Digital Impact program this Thursday at 3pm (US Eastern Time).


This will include some background about the Data Culture Program, feature stories from two of our pilot partner orgs, and have time for Q&A.

We hope to hear from many of you then!

Thanks,

Rahul

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Re: virtual roundtable reminder (Thurs @ 3pm EST)

Rahul
 

No problems.  The recording and transcript for the roundtable is here:
https://digitalimpact.org/the-data-culture-project-building-data-capacity-with-confidence/

I'd enjoy hearing more about the card game as you develop it.  And I bet others on this list would be good pilot partners for trying it out!

Related - I've been using these flash cards to drive an activity recently:
http://datavizcatalogue.com/blog/using-flash-cards-teaching-data-visualization/
I break students into teams of 3, have them pick pick a card, read about it quickly, find and example to share, and then go around to each time giving them 3 minutes to share back why that particular chart is useful (or not) with the rest of the class.

Rahul


Re: virtual roundtable reminder (Thurs @ 3pm EST)

Meag Doherty
 

Dear Rahul, Unfortunately, I am unable to join the webinar this afternoon due to connection issues. 

Will there be a recording? I am working on a data literacy card game as part of Mozilla's Open Leaders program, and really admire the work you are all doing. 

My project is in the discovery phase now and hoping to learn more about your approach.

Kind Regards,
Meag Doherty

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 10:48 AM Rahul <rahulb@...> wrote:
Hello all,

Just writing with a quick reminder that we our hosting a virtual roundtable about building a data culture with our collaborators at Stanford's Digital Impact program this Thursday at 3pm (US Eastern Time).


This will include some background about the Data Culture Program, feature stories from two of our pilot partner orgs, and have time for Q&A.

We hope to hear from many of you then!

Thanks,

Rahul

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Rahul Bhargava
http://rahul.connectionlab.org


virtual roundtable reminder (Thurs @ 3pm EST)

Rahul
 

Hello all,

Just writing with a quick reminder that we our hosting a virtual roundtable about building a data culture with our collaborators at Stanford's Digital Impact program this Thursday at 3pm (US Eastern Time).


This will include some background about the Data Culture Program, feature stories from two of our pilot partner orgs, and have time for Q&A.

We hope to hear from many of you then!

Thanks,

Rahul

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Rahul Bhargava
http://rahul.connectionlab.org


two case studies

Rahul
 

Hello all,

Wondering what the Data Culture Project could look like in practice? As promised in the last email, we've posted two case studies written up by Jon and Constance to our testimonials page.  These feature the wonderful reflections of organizations that participated in the pilot program we just wrapped up.  Tthese short write-ups give you a sense of how two organizations have put the Data Culture Project in practice, and some of the outcomes they've seen already!

DCP + World Food Program:

DCP + the Telluride Foundation:

Many thanks to Erika and Maryna from those two orgs for sharing their reflections and learnings out in the open!

Peace,

Rahul and Catherine
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welcome to the Data Culture Project

Rahul
 

Hi all,

Welcome to the Data Culture Project mailing list! We're excited to work with you all on creative and engaging ways to build a data culture within your organizations.  This list is to share questions, experiences, and ideas retailed to that theme.

Three quick things we want to mention in this email:

1) Intro Webinar April 12th
On Thurs 4/12 at 3pm Boston time we'll be hosting a free webinar with our friends (and funders) at Stanford. We'll walk through our approach, feature some real-world experiences from our collaborators, and answer questions from attendees.  I'll share the RSVP page once they publish it later this week.

2) Case Studies
Next week we'll post two or three case studies from a few of the 30 organizations we collaborated with to pilot this program over the last 6 months.These will give you a sense of how other folks are integrated our activities and approaches into their programs, or starting fresh with them.

3) Sharing Tips & Tricks
Based on feedback from our pilot partners, we've added a comments area to the bottom of each activity page on http://datacultureproject.org.  If you've run these activities and have tips and tricks to share, you can post them there. That's especially helpful if you have "remixed" an activity to work in your context.

Other notes: consider this a public forum, so be polite and respectful in your emails. Also be aware that we might pull anonymous quotes or photos for writing about our research in blog posts or academic papers. We'd never use anything identifiable without asking for permission first.

We're excited to hear from you all about your challenges and successes in this area!

Thanks,

Rahul, Catherine, and the rest of the Data Culture Project team

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http://rahul.connectionlab.org

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