Sharing your Success: Visualizing Outcomes Data, a Hands-On Training- Boston
In Partnership with TechNetworks of Boston, MassCap and UMass Boston College of Public and Community Service
Do you struggle with sharing your organization's impact and story? Join us for an interactive workshop on data visualization for nonprofit organizations. The training will provide an overview of how to think about data and how to use free or inexpensive tools to make eye-catching visuals that promote your success.
Attendees will bring laptops and will be encouraged to use data sets from their own programs to work interactively with the instructor, his students and staff, the group that developed Weave a free data analysis and visualization environment. If the data set contains personal or proprietary information consider anonymizing it. If you do not have a data set you want to bring or use, there will be several provided to choose from.
This training is geared towards professionals at nonprofits who are collecting outcomes and are ready to use data visualization in their communications and fundraising initiatives. Participants should have at least a basic knowledge of using spreadsheets, an understanding of their organization's outcomes data and some basic experience in creating charts or other data visualizations.
Georges Grinstein is is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, head of its Bioinformatics Program and Director of its Institute for Visualization and Perception Research. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 1978. His work is broad and interdisciplinary, covering the perceptual and cognitive foundations of visualization, very high-dimensional data visualization, visual analytics and applications. The emphasis is on the modeling, visualization, and analysis of complex information data and systems. He has over 40 years in academia with extensive consulting, over 300 research grants, products in use nationally and internationally, several patents, numerous publications in journals and conferences, a book on interactive data visualization, founded several companies, been the organizer or chair of national and international conferences and workshops in Computer Graphics, in Visualization, and in Data Mining. Georges is kindly teaching this training pro-bono.
- Date and Time
- 07/15/2015: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- UMass Boston Suffolk Room 150 Mt Vernon Street Boston, MA 02125
- [email protected]