Baltimore Data Week, with Virtual and Hybrid Sessions to Showcase Baltimore, July 19-23
July 3, 2021
Contact: Office of Advancement and External Relations
Baltimore Data Week 2021 will showcase neighborhood data based on Vital Signs 2019/20, the annual compendium of neighborhood data released by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance at the Jacob France Institute in The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business. This year, with new administrations at the local and federal levels, Baltimore Data Week will feature new tools to help communities understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how they can use data to plan for reopening and regrowth. This annual week of workshops helping neighborhood leaders access data for their communities will be held online over the course of a full week, July 19-23. With a large range of content, time slots, speakers, and skill levels, there is something here for everyone. Registration for Baltimore Data Week is free and open to the public. (Click the links below to register.)
A selection of 10 sessions, ranging from panel discussions to workshops, are offered throughout the week. Community leaders, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, and civic-minded technologists in Baltimore and around the world can come together to see the latest trends in community-based data and learn how other groups are using data to support and advance constructive change. Baltimore Data Week is structured around a series of how-to interactive workshops, in which those who work with data will explain what data is available, where to find and access data, and how data can be actionable for communities.
Sessions in partnership with city and federal agencies:
Tuesday, July 20
10 a.m.: Workshop: Using Census and Business Data with Nesreen Khashan, U.S. Census Bureau Registration Link
Thursday, July 22
Noon: Baltimore City Open Data: A New Administration (hybrid session)
Baltimore City has a variety of tools and resources to help navigate and learn about our city's data. Join us during this workshop to learn about the steps Baltimore is taking to improve data equity and accessibility and how to use tools like CitiStat, OpenBaltimore, CodeMap and more.
Emcee: Seema Iyer, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance – Jacob France Institute
Noon-1 p.m. Program/Part I: Panel
- Heidi Daniel, President and CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library: Welcome and introduction of Mayor Scott (10 minutes)
- Mayor Brandon Scott, Baltimore City: Role of data and data equity in the Scott administration (15+5 minutes with Q&A)
- Justin Elszasz, Baltimore City Chief Data Officer: What is CitiStat? (10 minutes)
- Jason Hardebeck, Baltimore City Director of Broadband and Digital Equity, and Dana Moore, Baltimore City Chief Equity Officer: What is data equity and equity overall? (20 minutes with Q&A)
Break (15 minutes)
1:15-2:45 p.m.: Program/Part II: Hands-On Workshops (15-20 minutes each with Q&A)
- OpenBaltimore: Samantha Luckhardt, Baltimore City GIS Supervisor
- CodeMap: Kimberly Rubens, Acting Chief of Policy & Partnerships, Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD)
- Open Checkbook: Justin Elszasz, Baltimore City Chief Data Officer
- Open Budget: Lilian Nyugen, Data Analytics Lead, Baltimore City Bureau of Budget and Management Research (BBMR)
Sessions for and about youth and young adults:
5 p.m.: Ignite Session: Catching up with the Baltimore Data Science Corps Fellows
Learn about the Baltimore Data Science Corps comprised of students in the area who are gaining both academic and hands-on experience through real-world data science projects. The Fellows are using their data science training and skills to help advance social good in Baltimore.
Moderator: Seema Iyer, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance – Jacob France Institute
- Amivi Atsu, University of Baltimore Student, Data Works MD
- Loveth Akinyemi, University of Baltimore Student, Maryland Center on Economic Policy
- German Paredes, Towson University Student, Neighborhood Design Center
- Priya Kanneboyina, UCLA Student, Basil Labs
- Kaitlyn Baker, University of Baltimore Student, Return Home
Friday, July 23
2 p.m.: Data for Youth Opportunities (hybrid session)
Data play an important role in how we analyze and improve our assessment of opportunities and diversion strategies for Baltimorean youth. Join this session to learn how our city and community organizations are reducing inequities for Baltimore youth by exposing them to opportunities for their future and how you can get involved!
Moderator: Philip Leaf, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Bridget Blount, Chief Impact Officer, Baltimore’s Promise
- Sarah Wallace, Director, iCARRe Resource Center
To view the event agenda and register for sessions, click here. Registration is free and open to the public.
Baltimore Data Week 2021 is generously sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the T. Rowe Price Foundation, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Kaiser Permanente, Lifebridge Health, PNC Bank and Fulton Bank.