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Here's an update on our year-long project. 
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Update on the Chicago School of Data Project

There's still plenty of opportunity to get involved.

Hi, <<First Name>>.

Since we've contacted you in the past about the Chicago School of Data Days Conference, I wanted to follow up with an update.

The conference was a blast
We had 283 people from 176 different organizations come to our conference in September of this year. We had a diverse group of 47 speakers in more than 20 sessions. You can catch up on complete notes from all of the meetings here.

If you or anyone you know is not in this list of participating organizations, please complete our form to be included.

Results of our census
246 organizations have responded to our census form. We wrote a blog post, Key Takeaways and Raw Responses to Chicago School of Data Census Form, that contains tons of analysis and all of the raw info we collected from each of these organizations. You can also see the complete report here. If you don't see your organization in this list of participating organizations, please complete our form to be included. We've learned that training is a big issue, so we will be following up with training providers to learn more about what is offered.

The Chicago School of Data Book
You can see all sorts of information on the conference web site, including the conference agenda with links to meeting notes for each of the sessions. All of this, along with with original research and additional white papers, will be published in a book to be published in Spring 2015.

Ecosystem— we need to hear from more
We're working on a taxonomy of all organizations in the ecosystem. This blog post, "Toward a Structure for Classifying a Data Ecosystem", was a good start. It's a method for showing how we use data in our region into one cohesive view: data creators, data consumers, and data enablers. We've refined this taxonomy since the conference, and we'll be reporting more as we populate it with organizations.

Again, we need more organizations to make our work as complete as possible. If you or anyone you know is not in this list of participating organizations, please complete our form to be included.

We also want to be able to explicitly map connections between people and among organizations, so we created this very short survey. Please fill it out!

If you have any questions, just reply to this email or contact me anytime for anything. 

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Dan O'Neil
Smart Chicago Collaborative
doneil@cct.org


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Dan O'Neil
Smart Chicago Collaborative
doneil@cct.org
(773) 960-6045

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