Fall Into Data with Some Great Events

by Bob Gradeck

October 11, 2016

There are many great data-related events on our fall events calendar, including Data Day, our annual celebration of all things data on October 22. We hope to see you often this fall.

Data Day
Saturday, October 22, 10:30 AM – 3 PM
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
For More Details, see the Event Flyer
Data Day is an opportunity for collaborative teaching, learning, and conversations about data hosted by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research. Data Day will consist of a number of interactive data and technology-related activities. There will be something for everyone – especially people new to using data. Participants will be encouraged to choose their own data adventure based on their interests.

Dear Data
Saturday, November 12, 7:00 PM
Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
More Details and Free Registration
For one year two award-winning information designers, Giorgia Lupi, an Italian living in New York, and Stefanie Posavec, an American living in London, mapped the particulars of their daily lives as a series of 52 hand-drawn postcards which they exchanged via mail weekly. Dear Data reproduces in detail the full year’s set of cards (fronts and backs) providing a remarkable portrait of two artists connected by their attention to the details of their lives. Providing insight into the project and the duo’s approach to data visualization, Lupi will discuss Dear Data and what we can learn from data derived from our everyday lives. Don’t miss this event sponsored by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Data 101 Introduction to Data Visualization
Tuesday, November 15, 1 PM
Carnegie Library of Homestead, 510 E. 10th Avenue, Munhall, PA 15120
More Details and Free Registration
Back by popular demand, the Data 101 Data Literacy Series developed by the Regional Data Center and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh moves to the Allegheny County Library System. Do you want to make pictures using data but don’t know where to start? This workshop by David Newbury explores the history of data visualization from the first maps to the latest interactive tools from the New York Times.The workshop will also discuss the hows and whys of storytelling with data. It finishes with a collaborative exploration of data visualization using Sharpies, Post-It notes, and things that begin with “S”.

Transportation Camp
Saturday, November 19, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon University, Porter Hall
More Details and Registration
If you’re into transportation, now’s the time to engage, and the TransportationCamp PGH unconference is the place to do it. Bring your ideas and lead a session! Be a part of shaping the explosive pace of change in technology, shared use mobility, the integration of transportation and the built environment, and a host of other issues.

UCSUR Brown Bag Seminar Series
Bring your lunch and join us for presentations and lectures that highlight neighborhood, community, economic, and other social research by our esteemed colleagues. Presenters include local, national, and international social research experts. Lectures are held in Pitt’s Posvar Hall Room 3911, 230 S. Bouquet St., Pittsburgh
October 28th, 2016 “Producing and Preserving Affordable Housing in Shrinking Cities” J. Rosie Tighe, PhD
December 2nd, 2016 “Modelling Predatory Mortgage Lending” Kristen B. Crossney, PhD
January 20th, 2017 “Smart Cities and Sustainability” Grant Ervin

See the full Brown Bag Calendar on UCSUR’s Website
Don’t miss these or other events this fall. We capture them in the events calendar on our Website.