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Data in the ATL: Fall 2021

Data in the ATL

#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.

Coming up

Using Data to Address Evictions and Equity Theft in Metro Atlanta 

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.  

Recording available  

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. 



Data in the ATL - Overcoming Data Challenges in the Fight Against Homelessness 

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. 

Register Here (Webex event)

Description: 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 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. 


  • Melissa Austin is the Chief Operating Officer at Partners for HOME. 
  • Kara Tsukerman worked on the Atlanta Youth Count at GSU where she is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology. She is also an ORISE Fellow at the CDC researching human trafficking prevention. 

Past Speakers, 2017-present

Series Objectives

  • 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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For more information

Contact Bryan Sinclair, Associate Dean, Public Services,

Need help with your own data? Our Research Data Services Team assists the Georgia State community with quantitative, qualitative, business, and spatial/GIS data.