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Data 101 Training Session – WPA Regional Data Center
May 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center is excited to partner with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on a “Data 101” training series designed to build information literacy, mapping, and data visualization skills for people looking to get started in using data, or more-experienced users looking to brush-up on their skills.
Do you want to make pictures using data but don’t know where to start? Would you like to learn how data visualization works, and how to tell stories with data?
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”.
No computers will be used in this class, and there are no prerequisites. As a result of this workshop, you’ll have a stronger foundation in understanding how to communicate information more-effectively.
The training sessions will be offered monthly at one of the Library’s branches, and will be followed by ample time to practice what you’ve learned. The first class on data visualization will be offered on the morning of May 10 at the East Liberty Branch.
When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty
130 South Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Click here to register for this free workshop!