A little music to help you viz! I scoured the web (read: I did a quick google search on women's empowerment songs) and added a couple that I like or that were appropriate. Feel free to add to the playlist. This is the only playlist where I have TuPac and No Doubt in the same list!
Love #dataviz, storytelling, a challenge, & wanna be a #datadogooder? Have we got a challenge for you!
My friends at Bread for the World are trying to make progress on sustainable development goals, one of which is women's empowerment.
Humanizing the data through data story telling
Asma Lateef, Director of Bread for the World Institute would love to see our group continue to work with the stunting/women's empowerment datasets. Last year, a lot of progress was made to visualize the data through an interactive visualization, which can be found here: http://hungerreport.org/2015/empowerment-to-improve-nutrition/. It allows users to compare stunting rates in developing countries with a number of measures of women's empowerment, and shows how progress on one generally correlates strongly with progress on the others.
Although this tool is very effective in its own way as a data visualization, the next step is to tell the story to humanize the links between nutrition and women's empowerment.
There's just so much more we can do with this data and we can be as creative as we like (story points, inforgtaphics, you name it)!
Here's the link to the original data sources (CSVs and Excel) in google drive: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9x13EvkOxOPdTBGd1ZmbENTTFk&usp=sharing
And the link to the cleaned version of that data on Jon Schwabish's HelpMeViz page (this is the version I'd recommend using) http://helpmeviz.com/2014/06/28/hackathon-womens-empowerment-nutrition/
Timeframe for challenge:
Because this is such important work, we'll target a completion date of March 31st.
What You Get
• Knowledge that you worked on a Sustainable Development Goal (how awesome is that)?!
• Challenge participants will get swag!
• Your work highlighted by Bread for the World and the Tableau Wannabe Podcast
• Your story will be nominated for Viz of the Day (if done in Tableau).
Sign Me Up!
Make sure to register through eventbrite & don't forget to email your submission to WEViz@wannabeawesomeme.com
What's it about?
The objective of Women's Empowerment (WE) Viz is to raise awareness about women's empowerment issues through data visualization or data stories. We all have a unique perspective that can tell so many different stories. What resonates with one person may not resonate with another, so by bringing different skill sets and perspectives to the data, we can reach more people through our work. And maybe a visualization from a unique perspective will resonate with one person and they are compelled to make a difference.
How Can I Help?
Helping is so easy! As of February 1, several data sets will be posted for participants to visualize. Use excel, Tableau, or your favorite tool (pen & paper work too). Do a chart, a dashboard, a data story, a blogpost, that uses at least one of the data sets provided. Then submit it by March 15, so that your work can be highlighted in a blogpost and online gallery that will be shared through social media channels. A secondary objective is to promote participants' work. So get ready for the social media shout outs of your awesomeness!
What Are the Rules?
4. Register for the event (it's free) & get something fun coming your way. Plus, I'm a data nerd and want to have stats on participation.
Not rules, just notes:
Anything else I missed? Let me know. This is a pretty organic event to see what we come up with and then share with the world!
Have an idea for future WEViz events (women's empowerment or other causes), then let me know that too!
Show Me the Data
Use one (or more) of these data sets to visualize a message around women's issues. Links to the data sets with the background information are provided for context.