CMC Collaborates with Booz Allen on Data Analysis Design-o-thon

On February 12th the CMC team participated in a Design-o-thon for data analysis in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton’s 901 Green Office Team and Women in Data Science. The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) has been working with the Booz Allen team to identify 4 key challenges that relate data collected through the Chesapeake Data Explorer to other geospatial, temporal, environmental and demographic data, in order to add context to water quality measurements that might further empower decision-making and inspire action. A wide variety of data scientists, developers, designers, problem-solvers and storytellers were invited to the Design-o-thon to explore CMC’s data and create solutions to address some of their core challenges. The goal of this Design-o-thon was to prepare for a data dive Hack the Bay event through a structured ideation session with the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative team.
There were over 50 people who attended this event and are enthusiastic about creating solutions to showcase the unique power of the data collected through the CMC partnerships. This process is part of the Booz Allen’s Earth Day 2020 celebration and will consist of a series of data focused events throughout the coming months. The CMC team will host a water quality workshop on March 14th in Gaithersburg, MD and then will attend the Hack the Bay event on April 18th in Washington, DC.
Above photo by Liz Chudoba for CMC, 2020