Data Day

As part of the Regional Data Agenda with RDAC, MORPC and Ohio University are partnering to present Data Day: Driving the Region Forward with Data on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Data Day will be a one day event held at Ohio University Dublin Integrated Education Center in Dublin, Ohio.

Data Day is an opportunity to learn more about what our region is doing to promote data-driven decision-making and how various communities are using data, securing and governing data, and visualizing data.

Attendees will be able to come away from data day with new connections in the Central Ohio data community and have actionable items that they can take back to their communities to improve the ways they’re currently using data.

9:00 a.m. – Welcome

9:30 a.m. – Opening Plenary Session

  • Introduction to R – Dr. Anirudh Ruhil, Ohio University

10:45 a.m. – Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Constructing a New Poverty Measure for Ohio Using Census Bureau Data
  • Using Data for Community Planning While Preparing for Development
  • Discovery and Access: Tips for Data Consumers and Creators
  • The American Population Panel: Improving Representation for Better Data

12:00 p.m. – Lunch Plenary Session

  • Story Telling – Michael Wilkos, United Way Central Ohio

1:45 p.m. – Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Calculating a Residual Income Approach for Housing Affordability
  • Remind me again how we did that? Creating a convenient and reproducible workflow using Jupyter Notebook
  • Best Practices for Data Visualization
  • A Drive Into the Future: Data and Technology at ODOT

3:00 p.m. – Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Data for the Social Sector
  • esri Insights
  • Data Collection and Reporting for Ohio’s Public Libraries
  • Using Experiential Data in Resilience Planning


Dublin Integrated Education Center

6805 Bobcat Way

Dublin, OH 43016

Location Map and Directions:

Ohio University.Dublin Map

Sponsored by:

For more information about the program, contact Jonathan Miller at


Other Upcoming Meetings

October 12, 2023, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

November 9, 2023, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

December 14, 2023, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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