Data Literacy Conference

23/09/2016 – 24/09/2016, Aix-en-Provence, France

Organized by Fing, La Reine Merlin, LabSIC, Datanomics, AMI-FEST, and Datactivi.st, this event will explore data as a resource for knowledge, and a domain of expertise, languistic, grammatical, typos, literary, educational, pedagogical, methodological, and artistic point of view. We bring together the earliest thinkers and doers from the world of data literacy, so that together, we can uncover some early answers to key questions related to data literacy: why should people become data literate? Data literacy for whom? Who are the key players in the data game? What does data awareness really mean? How can we develop a data mindset as individuals, as organisations, and as a society? Have fundamental data skills been exhaustively identified? Is it possible to create desire out there, in the cold (data-)world? Is organisational data awareness an innate or an acquired trait?…more

Microsoft Data Playground

23/09/2016, New York, USA

UN Millennium Campaign, UN Global Pulse and Microsoft, in cooperation with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, will host an evening reception on the margins of the UN General Assembly to celebrate momentum around the data revolution for sustainable development. The event will showcase cutting-edge examples of citizen data collection, interactive data visualizations, big data analysis and creative storytelling projects.