UN World Data Forum Summary | MIT Center for Civic Media
Rahul Bhargava is a researcher and technologist specializing in civic technology and data literacy. He creates interactive websites used by hundreds of thousands, playful educational experiences across the globe, and award-winning visualizations for museum settings. As a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Civic Media, Rahul leads technical development on projects ranging from interfaces for quantitative news analysis, to platforms for crowd-sourced sensing. He has a special interest in how new technologies are introduced to people in settings focused on learning. Rahul is a drummer and father based in Somerville, MA.
UN World Data Forum Summary
I liveblogged a number of sessions while I was there. Read some of these to get a sense of how non-profits, official statisticians, and journalists are thinking about data. There was a particular focus on support the Sustainable Development Goals, but many of the comments and case studies shared have impacts for anyone working with data-driven decision making.