University of Connecticut

2012 Connecticut State Data Center Affiliates Meeting

The Connecticut State Data Center Affiliates Meeting will be held on Friday May 11, 2012 at the University of Connecticut Storrs Campus from 10:00am-4:00pm. This meeting provides state agencies, regional planning agencies, municipalities, non-profit organizations, businesses, media, researchers, and the public an opportunity to learn about upcoming data and mapping products and networking with other data users from across the state of Connecticut. The meeting will be broadcast live to enable virtual participation but for the full experience we encourage participants to visit the University of Connecticut Storrs Campus to participate in this meeting.

Date: Friday May 11, 2012

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: Free!

Event Location: University of Connecticut Storrs Campus Thomas J. Dodd Research Center – Konover Auditorium

Parking: Parking is available in the South Parking Garage behind the Co-op.

Lunch: On your own at Bookworms Cafe,  Cafe Coop,  at local restaurants, or bring your lunch.

 

Agenda for May 11, 2012

 Time  Topic                                                                                                                              
  9:30am-10:00am     Pre Meeting Networking                                                                               
 10:00am-10:15am   Welcome and Introductions [View Presentation]
 10:15am-11:00am  Best Practices, Data Resources, and Data Visualizations

 11:00am-11:55am   American Community Survey and How to Effectively Use this Information
Guest Speaker; Ana Maria Garcia – U.S. Census  Bureau  [View Presentation]
 11:55am-12:00pm  Quick Break
 12:00pm-12:30pm  Collaborations to Promote Data Access in Connecticut

 12:30pm-1:30pm  Lunch (on your own at the Bookworms Cafe, Cafe Coop, Student Union, Local Restaurants, or bring your own  lunch)
 1:30pm-2:30pm  Brainstorming & Discussion (Topics to be  announced based on user input)
 2:45pm-4:00pm  Hands on Workshops

  • Using the New American FactFinder - Electronic Classroom 2 – Level 2 of the Homer Babbidge Library
  • Mapping Data using ArcGIS.com – Undergraduate Research Classroom – Level 1 of the Homer Babbidge Library
  • Visualizing data using DataZoa and Data Zephyr – Electronic Classroom 1 – Level 1 of the Homer Babbidge Library
  • Connecticut State Data Center Tour and Individual Data Needs Consult – Connecticut State Data Center at MAGIC
    - Level 4 of the Homer Babbidge Library
 4:00pm  Meeting Adjourned