US Census Hack/Viz-a-thon
[This is a 2 day event!]
Announcing a Nationwide Data Visualization Competition
The Census Bureau is launching a nationwide data visualization competition starting on May 18th, 2018. To kick off this competition, the Census Bureau is collaborating with Tableau Software and data.world to host a live event in Austin, Texas.
When: Friday, May 18, 2018 3:00pm to 7:00pm (*Pre-Event Workshop from 3:00pm to 4:15pm)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00am to 5pm
Where: The Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
Rules: Entries will be accepted in the following categories:
- Economic Development
- Community Engagement
Please note that a minimum of one open data set must be included in the final product to be considered in the competition. Preference will be given to those who leverage Census Bureau data in their final product. There will be Tableau staff on hand to offer support (download a free version of Tableau Public by visiting public.tableau.com).
Prizes: Winning teams will be featured in a data visualization showcase in early August and have their projects presented to the Director of the Census Bureau.
“We’re launching this vizathon to help the public better understand their communities through Census data and other open data sets.” – Jeff Meisel, Chief Marketing Office of the Census Bureau
Join us in Austin to visualize your community with Census data, register at Eventbrite! Here are a few things you can do to get ready:
- If you love data as much as we do, sign up for our Data Viz Newsletter
- Connect with us on our new Tableau Public profile
- Connect with our team of data specialists or call 1-844-ASK-DATA
- Learn how to find and use Census data
*Pre-Event Workshop, from 3:00pm to 4:15pm on May 18th, will demonstrate access to census data sets and geospatial files, and tips on utilization and implementation. The overall visualization competition will begin at 4:30pm.