Share your family's Cleveland Rental Experience with Healthy Homes Advocates

Share your family's Cleveland Rental Experience with Healthy Homes Advocates

"CLEVELAND, Ohio - How does a family choose a rental home?

That's what healthy homes advocates want to know.

Understanding the experiences of families who rent in Cleveland is the next step to learning how to provide renters with useful information on issues like asthma and lead poisoning that are overwhelmingly linked to substandard housing, according to Kim Foreman of the non-profit Environmental Health Watch.

Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit Recap: Cleveland’s 21st Century Assets

Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit Recap: Cleveland’s 21st Century Assets

In the last week of October, from the 23rd to the 25th, over 420 people descended on the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland to attend Meeting of the Minds. For their 11th annual summit, Meeting of the Minds came to the Midwest from San Francisco after a whirlwind tour of Cleveland on a freezing cold January day. When Meeting of the Minds executive director, Jessie Feller Hahn stated “I want to get an apartment here!” I knew we were good to go.

Participants came from all over the U.S. and 13 countries, and along with the Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit held simultaneously at the Convention Center, sold out hotels in the area and created an innovation buzz in downtown. Meeting of the Minds participants didn’t just sit in a darkened (albeit, comfortable) conference room listening to smart people share real and awesome examples of how technology and innovation is making cities more resilient and efficient. They also got out into our neighborhoods to see firsthand how innovation, technology, creativity, and quiet persistence are transforming Cleveland’s culture and future with 21st century assets.

Excel and Tableau are In-Demand in Today’s Data-Driven Workplace

Excel and Tableau are In-Demand in Today’s Data-Driven Workplace

These days, it’s not uncommon to hear about organizations being “data-driven.” With so much data out there in so many different formats, many organizations have made it a priority to try to understand how all this data can be used. As part of its mission to advance the use of data and analytics across civic sector organizations, DigitalC conducted focus groups and surveys to understand what types of training would advance this learning.  High on the list were: “how to use data,” doing more data analysis with Microsoft Excel, and data visualization. In response, DigitalC’s inaugural Data Analytics Workshop in October focused on Excel and Tableau as tools people could use in their daily professional lives to do more data-driven work.

Still, Excel and Tableau are not necessarily the only tools people think of when they think of “data analytics” and “data visualization.” Other tools such as Python, R, and SAS are also popular choices. This left us wondering: how do Excel and Tableau rank next to some other, similar tools in today’s increasingly technology-and-data-driven workplace.

Three Tips and Tricks to Excel at Excel

Three Tips and Tricks to Excel at Excel

Although, Halloween may be over and while Thanksgiving is around the corner, here is a little treat on Excel tricks for which to be thankful.

People are using Excel daily, but odds are they are not unlocking its full potential. This article will outline five tips and tricks using the example of a spreadsheet of donor data that can be transferable to assist with managing client information. The article features screenshots and examples in a sequential manner in order to ensure that you can to replicate the work within your own data.

These tricks are just a framework to get started- dive into how you can maximize your capabilities with Excel at DigitalC’s Data Analytics Workshops, as part of the Learning Studios, at our November Workshop held Nov. 14-16 HERE. 

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Water Innovation Competition Aimed at Monitoring Harmful Nutrients in Lake Erie

Water Innovation Competition Aimed at  Monitoring Harmful Nutrients in Lake Erie

CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 18, 2017)The Cleveland Water Alliance, in partnership with Digital C and US Ignite, will select winners in the Internet of H20 water innovation competition on Friday, Oct 27 at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton. This competition challenges three communities to come together to solve for real-world issues and establish a Smart Lake strategy that requires the integration of sensors, advanced networking and insights generated from data science.

Five teams, made up of individuals and companies from around the country, will present their ideas to a panel of judges from 9 a.m. until Noon. Winners will be announced after the presentations and receive $50,000 in cash prizes and additional support services.

The goal is to generate robust and resilient nutrient monitoring pilot programs that have the potential to expand across the Great Lakes and help establish Lake Erie as the first Smart Lake. Farming practices and severe weather can increase the amount of fertilizer-derived nutrients in the water, which diminishes water quality and threatens the lake's ecosystem and the public's health.