There’s good news and bad news about the valuable federal data we use during this government shutdown. We have some solutions for you if the shutdown continues.
The Data Storytellers at mySidewalk have developed a map that can help you quickly identify which schools should serve lunch even on snow days—using just three key variables: families below poverty level, children 1/2 mile from access to healthy food, and public schools. This post teaches you how to build it in 10 minutes or less.
At mySidewalk, we know how hard it can be to craft an engaging story with data. Sure, if you had time to experiment, you could do it (and even enjoy the process!) but the reality is, all you really have time for is to share a stat or spreadsheet—and hope people just get it. But research shows that people are much more likely to understand and remember a story than a fact.
That’s why we focus on building features that help subject-matter experts craft an engaging data story, quickly. This post outlines three of the most effective and easiest-to-use tools in mySidewalk for injecting data storytelling into your next report.
We were honored to recently be included in the Los Angeles Area Fire Chiefs Association 2-day consortium bringing the area’s top minds in fire to discuss the latest advancements in leadership practices, operations management, and data-driven decision making. We learned that the Fire Chiefs are not only fighting fires, but fighting time. See how they are doing both in our blog.