#Recap: Boston Area Research Initiative’s 2017 Spring Conference
How is the City of Boston using data to improve its residents’ experience?
Last week, the Boston Area Research Initiative, or BARI, hosted its annual Spring Conference, centered around the theme “Data-Driven Research, Policy, & Practice: Lessons from Boston, for Boston.” Over two days, the conference explored existing work with Boston civic data, a look ahead at the future of data, and possibilities for idea-sharing.
The conference culminated in a data visualization screen-share, where graduate students showcased examples of uses for Boston crime data. These visualizations incorporated crime categorization, neighborhood crime statistics, demographics, and beyond to exemplify the range of approaches one can take to public, open data. We were honored to contribute Microsoft Surface devices to help these students show off their exceptional work.
Miss out on last week’s conference? Catch up with BARI’s pre-recorded session videos here.
Top tweets from the conference (using #BostonData):
— Jascha FranklinHodge (@jfh) March 9, 2017
— BARI (@BARIboston) March 9, 2017
— Cathy Wissink (@cathywissink) March 9, 2017
— Analyze Boston (@AnalyzeBoston) March 10, 2017
— Michael Hankinson (@msgHankinson) March 10, 2017
— Cathy Wissink (@cathywissink) March 10, 2017
— Andrew Therriault (@therriaultphd) March 10, 2017
— Initiative on Cities (@BUonCities) March 10, 2017
— Conor LeBlanc (@conorleblanc531) March 10, 2017
— Mission-Based Mass (@missionbasedma) March 10, 2017
— Sabrina Dorsainvil (@oh_sabeedee) March 10, 2017