Since 2016, Love Data Week (previously Love Your Data Week) has brought together thousands of academics, professionals, and students across the country to build a community that engages on all things data-related. Typically held the week of Valentine’s Day, this giant social media event serves as a time to appreciate, learn, and share tips about research data.
This past February, the theme of Love Data Week was ‘Data in Everyday Life,’ which explored the topics of open data and data justice. Inspired by the theme, Northwestern IT Research Computing Services, in collaboration with the Knight Lab and Northwestern Libraries, introduced a new poster contest where Northwestern students were challenged to use publicly available data about Evanston to create a poster that tells a data-driven story or provides insight about their college town.
Congratulations to Daniel Peters, the winner of the 2019 contest for his poster “Evanston Divvy Bike Usage: Spatial, Temporal, & Demographic Trends” (pictured below).