The California Election 2020 Data Challenge was a month-long data science + civic engagement competition designed to leverage public data to help us understand this year’s ballot initiatives! Participant teams built data literacy and visualization skills and contributed to qualitatively-informed civic dialogue by applying data science to questions about current CA ballot initiatives.
The UC Davis DataLab facilitates the application of Data Science and Informatics methods and best practices to enhance research and learning in all domains across the University. Working across the entirety of the research data pipeline, DataLab provides support and training from method and algorithm development to analysis and visualization of translational, high-impact data-driven research.
DataLab emerged from the Provost’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) as a response to help meet the University’s research and training needs in this area. DataLab is administered in the UC Davis Library.