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Portland Community Insights Survey Community Data Fellowship Workshop

  • Portland State University Student Union Basement 1825 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR, 97201 United States (map)

Portland Community Insights Survey
Community Data Fellowship Workshop
Saturday, May 4
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Portland State University Student Union Basement

Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator for Smart City PDX, will participate on the Digital Equity panel at this workshop with representatives from Hack Oregon, Make+Think+Code, and the Coalition of Communities of Color.

This year, the Community Insights Survey will be brought directly into Portland communities with the help of a multi-lingual crew of 40 canvassers (Community Data Fellows). The Fellows include students from Portland State University (PSU), Portland Community College (PCC), and local community leaders.

After participating in a training workshop on data equity, the Community Data Fellows will administer the survey at community centers, special events, and gathering places throughout the city during May.


Event Schedule
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. settling in and breakfast
9 a.m. - 10: a.m. intro to survey initiative and survey questions
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. canvassing 101
11 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. assigning canvassing partners and geographies
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm. data equity panel + exercise
Shweta Moore, Director of Research at Coalition of Communities of Color
Hector Dominguez, Open Data coordinator at the City of Portland
Nandini Ranganathan, Ph.D, Founder and Executive Director of Make+Think+Code
Cat Nikolovski, Founder & Director of Hack Oregon
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. networking lunch with mentors

The training workshop is meant to:  1. Align fellows with the mission of the survey; 2. Prepare fellows for on-the-ground canvassing work; and 3. Introduce fellows to the concept of “Data Equity.” There will be a  robust curriculum for the day that will involve presentations about the goals and applications of the survey, its history, a panel on importance of survey data and equity, and practical training on canvassing, among other topics.