The Opportunity Project Demo Week 2020 The Opportunity Project Demo Week 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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Welcome to Demo Week! Opening message from Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham
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Steven Dillingham
Steven Dillingham
U.S. Census Bureau, Director
Drew Zachary
Drew Zachary
Census Open Innovation Labs, Managing Director
Lorena Molina-Irizarry
Lorena Molina-Irizarry
Census Open Innovation Labs, Director of Operations

Join us to kick off The Opportunity Project Demo Week! Day 1 will focus on showcasing innovative products to defend and restore the natural environment, lifting up voices from indigenous communities, and featuring perspectives from student innovators.

The Census Bureau is more than just data. In his welcome remarks, Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will speak about the Census Bureau’s leading role in advancing the federal statistical community’s  collaboration efforts via The Opportunity Project, exploring industry engagement, and how other agencies can join us in collaborating to improve federal data quality, usability, and how we share it with the public.  

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LIVE DEMO EXPO: Natural Environment Technology Products
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Step into the Virtual Expo Hall on Hopin and attend live technology demos with teams from The Opportunity Project’s 2020 sprints on natural environment challenges.  Ask questions and connect directly with the teams who built these tools. Featuring 14+ products from TOP's Natural Environment sprint.

This event is being hosted on Hopinwhere you will be able to connect directly with the teams and other attendees. More information about entering the Expo and each of the tech teams can be found below!

Expo Registration:

  • You can register for the Natural Environment expo at any time before or during the expo at this registration link. You will need to create a Hopin account with your name and email.

  • Once you are registered, we recommend spending a few minutes to fill in your profile with your name, company & title, and a photo. You can find this at “Edit Profile” in the top upper-right corner of the event dashboard.

Entering the Event:

  • Once the expo goes live at 2:20pm ET on December 9, click this link to join the Live Demos. You can find the booths by navigating to “Expo” within the panel on the left of your screen.

  • Within Expo, you will see 14+ booths. Clicking on one will take you to the booth, where you can interact with the tech teams and view their demos! More information about each of these booths is included below.

  • There will be a “Helpdesk Booth” if you have any questions about the event or need help troubleshooting, you are welcome to stop by.

Products featured at the expo: 

Reducing Ocean Plastics

Recycling

Transportation Emissions & Air Quality

Geospatial Data for Agricultural Decision-Making

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Talkhouse: A Networking Happy Hour & Social Media Storm
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Whether you grab a coffee or a cocktail, join us after a full day of panels to connect and meet attendees. Post and share your favorite moments from the day as you “bar hop” across chatrooms. Here's a media kit to get you started!


Thursday, December 10, 2020

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Day 2 Opening Keynote: HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson
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Secretary Ben Carson
Secretary Ben Carson
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary

On Day 2, we’ll recap highlights from day 1, showcase more than 20 new products focusing on the built environment and civics education, and open our playbook to share what we’ve learned from 5 years of TOP.   Don’t miss the opening keynote to hear about HUD’s vision for economic empowerment, partnership with the tech industry, and a vision for leadership and self-actualization in achieving our goals.

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LIVE DEMO EXPO: Built Environment Technology Products
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Step into a virtual “expo hall” and participate in live technology demos with teams from The Opportunity Project’s 2020 sprints on built environment challenges. Ask questions and connect directly with the teams who built these tools. Featuring 14+ products from TOP's Built Environment sprint.

This event is being hosted on Hopin, where you will be able to connect directly with the teams and other attendees. More information about entering the Expo and each of the tech teams can be found below!

Expo Registration:

  • You can register for the Built Environment expo at any time before or during the expo at this registration link. You will need to create a Hopin account with your name and email.

  • Once you are registered, we recommend spending a few minutes to fill in your profile with your name, company & title, and a photo. You can find this at “Edit Profile” in the top upper-right corner of the event dashboard.

Entering the Event:

  • Once the expo goes live at 2:45pm ET on December 10, join the Live Demo Expo at this link. You can find the booths by navigating to “Expo” within the panel on the left of your screen.

  • Within Expo, you will see 14+ booths. Clicking on one will take you to the booth, where you can interact with the tech teams and view their demos! More information about each of these booths is included below.

  • There will be a “Help Desk” Booth if you have any questions about the event or need help troubleshooting, you are welcome to stop by. 

About the Products:

Economic Self-Sufficiency

Assisting Resettled Refugees

Sustainable Rural Economic Development

Tracking the Impact of Disaster Response Spending

Civics Education

  • Bites Media, Bites Media

  • Syracuse University, iConsult Collaborative, EduBuddy

  • Suffolk University

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Closing Keynote: A Fireside Chat with Census Bureau Deputy Director & COO Ron Jarmin
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Ron Jarmin
Ron Jarmin
US Census Bureau, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer
Pat Bajari
Pat Bajari
Amazon Core AI, VP and Chief Economist

In our closing keynote for Day 2, hear from Census Bureau Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Ron Jarmin about how the Bureau has led innovation through its history, the mission ahead for the data community, and how the unknown future of technology will shape the Censuses of 2030 and beyond.  Join us for a fireside chat between Ron Jarmin and Amazon AI's Chief Economist, Pat Bajari. 

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Virtual Networking
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Virtually connect with attendees from The Opportunity Project's Demo Week! Hop between sessions and chat about topics like open data, human-centered design, and more.

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All About Product: Mentorship Session (By Invitation Only - RSVPs Not Accepted Through Emamo)

*PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs cannot be accepted through Emamo for this session.  This session is by invitation only, and this description is only informational*

In this workshop, tech teams will connect with product mentors, strategy advisors, and industry experts on how to advance their TOP sprint products, bring them to market, and make an impact with their work. A diverse group of experts from venture capital, government and civic tech organizations, incubators, and more will connect 1:1 with tech teams through tailored “speed mentoring” sessions.  This is a specially curated workshop by invitation only.

Friday, December 11, 2020

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Making TOP Work for You: TOPx Toolkit for Federal Agencies
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Sara Brenner
Sara Brenner
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Associate Director for Medical Affairs

The Opportunity Project is for everyone - and this year we’re opening our playbook to ensure any federal, state, local or tribal government can adopt the model to catalyze innovative tech and put open data to work.  Join one of two hands-on sessions to learn how you can adapt TOP for your own goals, and receive guidance and feedback from The Opportunity Project team.

Thinking about how your agency can address mission critical challenges by engaging the private and social sectors? Not sure how to engage the public to utilize your open data resources?  After 5 years of TOP, we’re opening up our playbook through TOPx, an adaptable toolkit that enables federal agencies to facilitate their own virtual technology development sprints. Join us to get an inside look at the toolkit and learn about using the TOP model to transform federal open data into digital tools aligned with key national challenges and agencies mission. Then brainstorm with our team and peers on how you can make this work at your own agency.

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Learn with TOP: Demystifying Data to help respond to COVID-19
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Cathy Buffington
Cathy Buffington
Economic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, Director, Small Business Pulse Survey
Jason Fields
Jason Fields
Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Director, Household Pulse Survey & Senior Researcher for Demographic Programs
Ryan Dolan
Ryan Dolan
U.S. Census Bureau, Data Visualization Lead
Gerson Vasquez
Gerson Vasquez
U.S. Census Bureau, Data Visualization Lead
Mikel Maron
Mikel Maron
Mapbox, Community Team Lead

Co-hosted by Census Academy + Mapbox

Have you ever wondered how to utilize open data but not sure where to begin? Do you feel like you don't have the skills to be a "data person"? This session is for you!

The Census Bureau, in collaboration with multiple federal agencies, is producing data on the social and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic on American households and businesses through two experimental surveys: The Household Pulse Survey & the Small Business Pulse Survey, measuring the effects and changing conditions on our nation’s households and small businesses; providing high-frequency, detailed information on the impacts of the pandemic on our population and economy. 

Special guest, Mikel Maron, will open up this session highlighting lessons on working with data from Mapbox's support to COVID-19 response, and sharing his experience on impactful community and humanitarian uses of open source and open data. Mikel is a co-founder of Humanitarian Open Street Maps (HOT) and leads the Community Team at Mapbox.  

Followed by a hands-on training workshop using Tableau for visualizing curated data sets from the Household Pulse Survey, with our own Census Data Viz Experts— the team behind Census Bureau Tableau Public

Learn about TOP's Data Curation Hub to find data sources relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and walk away with tangible skills that can help you understand how to use and pull insights from open data!

NOTE: (Download Tableau Public to actively participate in the training component of this workshop, a data set link will be provided via email to attendees who RSVP to the session.)

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Closing: Acknowledgements, What's Next + Meet The Opportunity Project team!
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Drew Zachary
Drew Zachary
Census Open Innovation Labs, Managing Director
Lorena Molina-Irizarry
Lorena Molina-Irizarry
Census Open Innovation Labs, Director of Operations
Radhika Bhatt
Radhika Bhatt
The Opportunity Project, Deputy Director
Haley Ashcom Miller
Haley Ashcom Miller
Innovation Strategist
Emma Brennan
Emma Brennan
U.S. Census Bureau, User Experience Designer at the Census Open Innovation Labs
Dominica Zhu
Dominica Zhu
Lead Program Manager and Impact Strategist
Anna Valuev
Anna Valuev
Head of Strategic Initiatives
Neve Foresti
Neve Foresti
Civic Digital Fellow
Jianna So
Jianna So
Civic Digital Fellow
Michael Neal Bagby
Michael Neal Bagby
Census Open Innovation Labs, Program Manager

This last session of Demo Week is your chance to meet the Census Open Innovation Labs (COIL) team, the organizers of Demo Week!  Through a quick toast and sendoff, we’ll introduce the team behind The Opportunity Project (TOP) and our larger innovation hub, COIL.  Meet the team, hear brief closing thoughts and where we go from here! Join an open Q&A with the team.