Data Days CLE Keynote by AP Data Journalism Editor Troy Thibodeaux

The fourth annual Data Days CLE, presented by Microsoft and the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Case Western Reserve University, will take place at Tinkham Veale University Center on Monday, April 15.

Born in response to the growing call for participatory-based and data-backed civic decision making, Data Days CLE began as a small meetup of a dozen individuals at the Public Administration Library inside Cleveland City Hall. In the 4 years since then, it has grown into an annual, regional, movement of hundreds.

This year, keynote speaker and Associated Press Data Journalism Editor Troy Thibodeaux, who leads a cross-country team of newsroom data analysts and developers, will share his experience using data to
tell powerful stories and speak to the importance of local journalism in civic ecosystems.

Whether you’re an expert data practitioner or someone thinking about data for the first time, Data Days welcomes all members of the community who are eager to grow and learn with us. Registration is $40.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, a post-event reception, and a full day of plenary, breakout, and “un/conference” sessions. Presenters include individuals from Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Playhouse Square, Cleveland Public Library, the Holden Arboretum, the Plain Dealer,, JumpStart, Inc., and others