Who are we?

A2 Data Dive is all about 3 things:

Data is a hot topic, but not a new one. We think it’s important to help people of all experience levels feel empowered to use data — and have fun while doing it.

There are many people in our community who are experts in data collection, analysis, and presentation. By connecting experts and professionals with students and novices, both groups learn together.

Many important organizations that serve our region have limited resources that restrict their ability to collect or analyze data in meaningful ways. Helping to accomplish small projects and present ideas or lessons for a non profit’s data work can have a lasting impact.

What do we provide?

Ann Arbor Data Dive (A2D2) is open to anyone who is passionate about data analysis and doing something good for the community. You volunteer your time and brain power, and we will provide you with the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, and give back to the community. We have a variety of possibilities for projects for people with a wide range of skill sets. Past participants have made interactive maps, conducted content analysis of YouTube comments, created heat maps of populations reached, proposed new database schemes, and much more!

How do we provide this?

To bring these things together, we host an annual Data Dive.

The daylong event is open and free to students an community members. We offer the stories and datasets of local nonprofits and the you take on the rest! Data Divers are free to collaborate and work on the data in whatever way they choose. In the end, everyone has hands on experience with real data and nonprofits receive all ideas or results.  Learn more about Data Dive and how to get involved for 2017!

We also have educational events throughout the year.
See our scheduled bootcamps. Stay in touch to hear about more!

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