It’s Love Data Week 2020!

Lover you data week and rainbow love hearts

People hear statistics, but they feel stories* 

From the 10th to 14th February, QUT Library is celebrating the value and importance of research data. During 2020’s Love Data Week, we are adopting the theme of ‘data storytelling’.

QUT is celebrating the art of Data Storytelling that uses techniques, visualisation tools and narratives to bring together the story of your research.

Data storytelling is a new way of communicating and presenting your research data and translate your data to knowledge that a wider audience will remember. It can vastly improve the impact of your research output.

Visualisation is a prominent tool in data storytelling and two engaging examples are the visualisation of music genres through the ages and the bank of graphics from Information is Beautiful.

Some other easy to use tools include d3j, dataviz, plothy, gephi, canva and datawrapper.

There is a range of activities available to you during Love Data Week:

Data Storytelling

Amanda  Miotto (eResearch – Digital Solutions Griffith University)

Hear about data visualisation software and tools

 Alice Miller (Digital Observatory QUT)

Visualising a reply network of tweets from the Australian Twittersphere on AFL Grand Final night

Tuesday 11 February 2020, 10 – 11 am, Gardens Point P 405

Register HERE

Hacky Hour

Drop in and get support with your data visualisation or other data related enquiries

  • Wednesday 12 February 2 – 3pm Kelvin Grove Beadles
  • Thursday 13 February 2 –3 pm Gardens Point Pantry

No registration required

Network Know-how & Data Handling “Train the Trainer” (session 1)

Jupyter Notebooks training for beginners (session 2)

Friday 14 February 2020,  9 – 5pm, Gardens Point P 405

Session 1:     9 am – 1 pm

Session 2:     2 pm – 5 pm

Register HERE

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Open Data Day

open data dayOpen Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.  On Friday 4th March, the Open Data Institute of Queensland (ODI) will be hosting a free Open Data Day event called ‘Make Something’.  The idea is to by make things with, or about, open data.  They have two projects planned but you’re welcome to propose others.

For the first project, budding story tellers, screen-writers, open data enthusiasts will be prototyping a 2 minute video for use in open data related induction training.  The second project steps participants through the process to earn an open data certificate for a data set. As you walk through the process, the questions you ask will help the Open Data Institute create FAQs and write handy help pages for others.  Please BYO laptops.

There will be wi-fi, whiteboards, coffee, small breakout rooms (4 people) and ping-pong. All that’s required is your creativity. If you have a specific project in mind, let them know in advance.

Venue: Open Data Institute of Queensland,  70-72 Bowen St Spring Hill

Date: Friday 4th March 2016

Time: 2-5pm

Book your seat now

Contact Library Research Support for more information.