How the DAT/Artathon came to be
Originally, the DAT/Artathon was an in-person event at Understanding Risk 2020. Community is one thing we desparately need during this time of social isolation and global separation, so we decided to move it to a virtual platform.
The event evolved into a free virtual workshop for 5-10 early career individuals who work on data visualization using disaster risk and resilience data. The artathon’s goal was to form a cohesive cohort of people who can share specific skills and support one another on individual visualization projects. Read more about the inaugural event here.
Moving forward, our mission is to create more ways to connect early career individuals at the intersection of risk and resilience, data, and art.
Co-organizers Sabine and Yolanda are disaster analysts, researchers, & visualization enthusiasts. They have collective experience in facilitating collaborative workshops (see here and here) and engaging audiences with data (here).
Co-organizer and technical advisor Arogya is an information systems designer from Nepal. He has experience in building data-driven systems, and facilitating workshops for data users (volunteer mappers, government officials, activists, journalists) in different parts of the country.