Data Retreat

Data Retreat is a two-day workshop designed to give government workers the time, space, and skills needed to unleash their creativity in addressing important challenges facing their communities. We believe that people learn best by doing, so Data Retreat focuses on improving data literacy by empowering government workers to solve real problems with real data.

The workshop is not a boring lecture

It’s a fun, hands-on session that’s geared at the 99% of government workers that appreciate the value of data, but do not consider themselves data science experts.

Participants work in cross-departmental teams

Teams use low-tech tools (post-it notes), human-centered design, and technology familiar to participants (Socrata, R, Excel, etc) to create insights on problems that matter.

Is this right for you?

If you want to create organizational momentum from across departments on the value of data to address important challenges, Data Retreat is for you.

Want more information?

To learn more about how Socrata Data Academy can come to your government for an on-site group workshop please sign-up below.