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December 5-6, 2016: Training
December 6–8, 2016: Tutorials & Conference

Data-for-good conference sessions

5:05pm–5:45pm Thursday, 12/08/2016
Data ethics covers more than just privacy. In a connected world where most people rely on data-driven services, opting out and locking data away is hardly an option. More important than keeping data private is ensuring fairness and preventing abuse. Joerg Blumtritt and Heather Dewey-Hagborg show how to deal with data in an ethical way that has sound economic value.
11:00am–11:30am Tuesday, 12/06/2016
In early 2016, a team set out to score the usability of government open data across 5 countries. What was to be a small-scale project giving a data-driven picture of the supply side of open data grew into a lengthy, all-consuming quest to decipher the depths of government CKAN repositories. Audrey Lobo-Pulo shares the team's findings and explores the future possibilities of open data.
10:00am–10:30am Tuesday, 12/06/2016
The use of maps in disaster response is evidently important. Yantisa Akhadi explores how to use OpenStreetMap (OSM), the biggest crowdsourced mapping platform, for safer urban environments, drawing on case studies from several major cities in Indonesia where citizen and government mapping has played a major role in improving resilience.
12:05pm–12:45pm Thursday, 12/08/2016
When data is transformed into visualizations, the impact can sometimes be lost on the user. Drawing on her work with Doctors Without Borders, Vivian Peng explains how emotions help convey impact and move people to take action and demonstrates how we might design emotions into the data visualization experience.