Working with Public Interest Tech & Civic Data

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Course Description

This class is designed to equip students passionate about social justice issues to work with public interest technologies and civic data using a curriculum co-developed by four Pitt centers: Center for Analytical Approaches for Social Innovation (CAASI), Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC), the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and the University Honors College (UHC). The goal is to discern the opportunities and challenges that can come from working with technology and civic data, prepare students to understand and account for community dynamics, develop socially-responsible research and data practices, and implement projects that hold benefits for both community partners and students. This is not a quantitative course and no programming experience is expected.