#DataInTheATL is a speaker series hosted by Georgia State University Library that connects the university community with a variety of Atlanta-based professionals, highlighting how data analysis is being used successfully in their daily work while introducing students to potential careers working with data.
#DataInTheATL has gone virtual for the time being.
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:00-12:00
Using Data to Address Evictions and Equity Theft in Metro Atlanta
Registration link coming soon.
In this panel discussion, we will hear from professionals from a variety of backgrounds (legal, governmental, and journalism), who are all using data to better understand and address the growing instances of both eviction and “equity theft” in the Atlanta area. “Equity theft” is a type of real estate fraud that occurs when someone tries to steal the equity a homeowner has built up in their home. Join us, as we get a glimpse of the data difficulties and data solutions related to housing inequity in our community.
Sarah Stein, Community and Economic Development (CED) Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, who together with the Atlanta Regional Commission, helped to develop the Atlanta Region Eviction Tracker
Lindsey Siegel, Director of Housing Advocacy at Atlanta Legal Aid, who offers free civil legal aid to low-income people across metro Atlanta
Moderator: Ashley Rockell, Public Interest Data Literacy (PIDLit) Fellow, Georgia State University Library
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 11:00-12:00
Overcoming Data Challenges in the Fight Against Homelessness
Registration link and details coming soon.
It can be difficult to collect data on people with unstable housing. Yet, that data can be crucial to both understanding the needs of those who are unhoused and for directing funding to help those who are experiencing homelessness. In this panel we will hear from local professionals from a variety of fields (academic, community, governmental) about how they collect and utilize data to understand and shape solutions on issues related to housing inequity in our region.
Introduce students to possible careers in data science
Increase connections and partnerships with the Atlanta data community
Promote University Library efforts in supporting research and data services
Share expertise and promote knowledge
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