Election season is filled with campaigns, debates, and — most importantly — data. With prediction polls, censuses, and (of course) official voting, there’s plenty of stats and more to tackle throughout the whole season. But what do we do with that data?
Recently, the Knight Foundation has submitted a call to action for innovative ideas to use election data. The Knight News Challenge on Elections is offering more than $3 million for solutions that inform voters and increase civic participation before, during and after elections.
Join us this Wednesday for the Chicago City Data Users Group at the Microsoft Technology Center Chicago, on the 2nd floor of the Aon building. This week’s CCDUG will feature a conversation with Noah Praetz, the Director of Elections for Cook County. The night will discuss the elections data in Cook County, how it’s used, and how Cook County aims to use big data in the future.
Registration for this week’s meetup (and every week!) is open to the public here.