Schedule

Monday 2/10

12-1pm, JRC 225

  • Lunch and Learn: Careers with the US Census Bureau. Learn more about internship and job opportunities at the Census Bureau and American Community Survey.  Ken Dawson will give insight on what personal characteristics, leadership traits, and technical skills can aid you in working on the nation’s most critical data collection efforts. Lunch provided. Students can sign up on Handshake.

1-4pm, DASIL (HSSC)

  • Individual Meetings, ACS group:  One-on-one meetings with students, faculty, and/or staff who are interested in various aspects of the Census Bureau and/or American Community Survey. Contact Xavier Escandell to request a meeting.

4-5pm, DASIL (HSSC S1318)

  • ACS Data Workshop: Chase Sawyer will talk about the various ways to access ACS data, then do a demonstration of accessing the data through the Census Bureau API, talk about some of the types of analysis that are done with these data, and finish up with a segment on data visualization. Students can sign up on Handshake.

7:30-8:30pm, DASIL (HSSC S1318)

  • Data Analysis and Visualization for Beginners: Get started with R and R Studio, an open-source program widely used across data science, data journalism, and digital humanities. David Montgomery ’08, former data journalist at CityLab, will lead an introductory workshop. Students can sign up on Handshake.

Tuesday 2/11

12-1pm, JRC 101

  • What Is the American Community Survey Project?: Jennifer Ortman will give a brief overview of the various data collected by the Census Bureau, then talk about the ACS program. Lunch provided.

1-4pm, JCC 002 (CLS Interview Room #2)

  • Individual Meetings, David Montgomery ’08:  One-on-one meetings with students, faculty, and/or staff who are interested in talking with David Montgomery ’08. Contact Sarah Barks from The Center for Careers, Life, and Service to request a meeting.

4-5pm, DASIL (HSSC S1318)

  • Data Journalism with R/R Studio: Get started with R and R Studio, an open-source program widely used across data science, data journalism, and digital humanities. David Montgomery ’08, former data journalist at CityLab, will talk about how data analysis and visualization tools are used in journalism. Students can sign up on Handshake.

7:30-8:30pm, Wall Performance Lab (Bucksbaum 154)

  • Live studio audience recording of All Things Grinnell, hosted by Ben Binversie ‘17 

 

Wednesday 2/12

12-1pm, JCC 010

  • Lunch and Learn: Careers in Data Journalism and Podcasting. Hear from David Montgomery ’08, former data journalist at CityLab, about his career trajectory since leaving Grinnell. Learn about emerging career pathways related to data analysis and visualization, journalism, and public engagement. Lunch provided. Students can sign up on Handshake.

1:30-4pm, JCC 002 (CLS Interview Room #2)

  • Individual Meetings, David Montgomery ’08:  One-on-one meetings with students, faculty, and/or staff who are interested in talking with David Montgomery ’08. Contact Sarah Barks from The Center for Careers, Life, and Service to request a meeting.

5-6:30pm, Livermore Dining Room (JRC 224B)

  • Chat with David Montgomery ’08: Grab dinner and chat with David Montgomery ’08, former data journalist at CityLab, about his career trajectory since leaving Grinnell. Learn about emerging career pathways related to data analysis and visualization, journalism, and public storytelling.

9-10:30pm, Lyle’s Pub (JRC Basement)

  • Data Week sponsored pub quiz!

Thursday 2/13

11-12pm, JRC 101

  • David Montgomery ’08, “Layoffs & Liberal Arts: How Grinnell Helped Turn Losing My Job into a Win”
    • Talk description: “The liberal arts education gets a lot of flack for allegedly not preparing students for the real world of the workplace. But in my 12 years in the workplace, nothing has better prepared me to succeed than my liberal arts education — especially when I lost my job.”

1-4pm, JCC 002 (CLS Interview Room #2)

  • Individual Meetings, David Montgomery ’08:  One-on-one meetings with students, faculty, and/or staff who are interested in talking with David Montgomery ’08. Contact Sarah Barks from The Center for Careers, Life, and Service to request a meeting.

Friday 2/14

1-4:30pm, Burling Library Basement Computer Lab

  • Celebrate abolitionist  Frederick Douglass’ birthday by participating in a national effort to transcribe primary source documented related to African American history. Refreshments provided.