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CTRL + ALT + CLE Data Days coming to Cleveland

Published: February 19, 2017 12:01 AM

In conjunction with the March 4 International Day of Open Data, The Cleveland Civic Tech + Open Data Collaborative is presenting a three-day series of events, March 2 through 4, at the HIMSS Innovation Center in downtown Cleveland. Data Days CTRL + ALT + CLE will bring together community data users and resources in facilitating collaborative conversations aimed at improving the Northeast Ohio data, technology and civic ecosystem.

In partnership with the HIMSS Innovation Center, EDSI, DigitalC, the Cleveland Foundation, Microsoft, Cleveland City Council and others, the three days will be consist of the following events:

March 2, also known as "CTRL" will feature a day-long symposium focused on existing data use, institutional tools and training. Providing hands-on data and skills training for area nonprofits, community members, and students, attendees will learn how to use our community's data resources and hone data-focused skills and practices. Presentations by the U.S. Census Bureau, Microsoft, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, CWRU's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (NEO CANDO), and other data-smart, civic-focused Northeast Ohio organizations.

That evening at 5:30 p.m., The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland will host the Re:Boot Reception.

All attendees are invited to celebrate the kick-off of Data Days in the lobby of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Space is limited, pre-registration and a photo ID are required for entry. Registration (for this event only) will close Feb. 24th at noon.

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March 3, also known as "ALT" will feature a keynote address and forum with Aneesh Chopra, president of NavHealth, author of Innovative State and the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America appointed under President Barack Obama. Aimed at civic activists, as well as institutional and government leaders, "ALT" is an exploration of the use of open federal, state, and local government data and civic engagement.

The forum will feature a local perspective alongside Aneesh representing how communities properly enable handshakes among stakeholders and handoffs to civic innovators to better serve communities.

March 4, also known as "CLE", is an attendee driven day exploring civic tech and open data. A day of inclusivity and citizen access, attendees set the agenda. CLE will cap off Data Days in true un/conference style, focused on engaging the broader public.

Developers, advocates, and users alike will convene and facilitate conversations of their choosing. Lighting speakers will be scheduled to share motivating and impassioned stories around the use of technology and data as a means for progress.

All day-events are free and held at the HIMSS Innovation Center, 4th floor of the Global Center for Health Innovation. Details and sign up at http://datadayscle.eventbrite.com (Space is limited)

The Cleveland Civic Tech + Open Data Collaborative (the Collaborative) is a convening of inspired organizations, individuals, and institutions aimed at documenting and improving the Northeast Ohio data, tech and civic ecosystem. Formed in 2015, the Collaborative meets on the fourth Monday of every month at the Rising Star Roastery in Cleveland's Clark-Fulton neighborhood. For information, visithttps://facebook.com/ClevelandCollaborative.


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