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January 2022

Working with Data Professionals (when you aren’t one!): Post 2 – How to Hire a Data Professional

By |2022-01-17T10:41:34-07:00January 17th, 2022|Helpful Explainers|

Working with Data Professionals (when you aren't one!) Part 2: How to Hire a Data Professional In the first blog of this series, I talked about the different skillsets that a data professional may have and the type of work they could do. In this post, I'm going to spend some [...]

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Working with Data Professionals (when you aren’t one!): Post 1 – What Do Data Professionals Do?

By |2022-01-17T10:46:51-07:00January 7th, 2022|Helpful Explainers|

Working with Data Professionals (when you aren't one!) Part 1: What Do Data Professionals Do? The following guest blog post kicks off a four part series titled "Working with Data Professionals (when you aren't one!)." This first post helps the reader better understand the various types of tasks and activities that [...]

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December 2021

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Data Literacy Awards!

By |2021-12-16T13:33:24-07:00December 16th, 2021|Contests|

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Data Literacy Awards! We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Data Literacy Awards, chosen by popular vote from among the shortlist candidates nominated by the general public. These exemplary winners helped us speak the language of data even more fluently in 2021, and we’d like to [...]

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An Illustrated Guide to Data Literacy: Base Rate Fallacy

By |2021-12-07T17:37:07-07:00December 7th, 2021|Helpful Explainers|

An Illustrated Guide to Data Literacy: Base Rate Fallacy Welcome back to our comic series that explores a range of data literacy concepts. We follow Becky, who describes herself as a bit data-phobic, as she navigates tricky situations at her new job. She'll learn to create effective charts, grasp statistical concepts, and [...]

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Data Stories: Bringing Data to Communities

By |2021-12-07T14:32:28-07:00December 6th, 2021|Community Spotlight|

Data Stories: Bringing Data to Communities This guest blog post has been written by Cameron Fadjo, a learning scientist behind multiple globally recognized programs in computer science education, and founder of Data Stories, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization bringing data literacy and storytelling to communities, businesses, and individuals around the world. Cameron would like to [...]

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Happy Birthday, Data Literacy! Reflections on Our 3rd Year

By |2021-12-03T13:44:35-07:00December 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Happy Birthday, Data Literacy! Reflections on Our 3rd Year Today is the final day of our third year of operation, so as co-founder and CEO, I'd like to wish my fellow team members, our advisors, partners and clients a fond Happy 3rd Birthday!! As of tomorrow, we will have successfully made it all [...]

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November 2021

Voting is Now OPEN for the 2021 Data Literacy Awards!

By |2021-11-09T21:03:41-07:00November 9th, 2021|Contests|

The 2021 Data Literacy Awards Shortlist: Final Voting is Now OPEN! We're delighted to introduce the 2021 Data Literacy Awards shortlist candidates, chosen from among the nominations submitted by the general public over the past month. These exemplary candidates helped us speak the language of data even more fluently in 2021, and we'd [...]

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Kicking off our 2022 Public Course Offerings

By |2021-11-09T21:50:10-07:00November 8th, 2021|Announcements|

Kicking off our 2022 Public Course Offerings Enrollment is now open for our first public course offering of 2022! Data Literacy Fundamentals, our most sought after foundational course and the first in our 4-part Core Course series, will now be available as a live, virtual, instructor-led public course. Are you, like many, struggling [...]

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NEW: The ’17 Key Traits of Data Literacy’ Course & Self-Assessment

By |2021-11-02T11:55:08-07:00November 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Announcing the Launch of the '17 Key Traits of Data Literacy' On-Demand Course & Self-Assessment! When we first launched this business almost three years ago, we published an ebook titled 17 Key Traits of Data Literacy. The book describes 17 important traits that describe highly data literate individuals and it groups these traits [...]

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October 2021

A Data Journey Through Breast Cancer

By |2021-10-20T13:15:53-07:00October 20th, 2021|Personal Stories|

A Data Journey Through Breast Cancer In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to share some of my personal journey with breast cancer and how data impacted my experience. August 6th, 2019 would become a date that I would never forget. I had just pulled into the parking garage at Amazon [...]

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