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Data 2 Go

A summary of a Hyperact lunch talk about the creation of a web-based app called data2gonyc – described as a herculean accomplishment by those in attendance

Data2go lunch talk notes and poster

On Friday, 20 May 2016, Hyperact hosted a lunch talk with speaker Kristen Lewis. Kristen is the Co-director of Measure of America — an organization that provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in America and stimulating fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education, and living standards This specific event covered a recently launched product called is a web based interface that solves for the data needs of non-profits, philanthropists, grant writers, small agencies and other types of organizations who may not have the expertise or resources to conduct data science.

Kristen's presentation consisted solely of a live demo. Using the data2go map and dashboards to illustrate features, functions and use cases:

Background #

Technical items #

Mini bars used over other chart types. Also custom illustrations for each neighborhood adds visual interest to a data heavy interface.

How do you measure success? #

Organizations can get $10K grants to create their own things with the data2go data. This initiative really wants me to share this summary with an organization I work with called More Art ( who could certainly benefit from a tool like this for their fundrasing, grant writing, and more.


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