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Love Data Week

Feb 12, 2024 - 12:00 AM
to Feb 16, 2024 - 11:59 PM
Love Data Week Schedule

Love Data Week is an international celebration of data that takes place every year during the week of Valentines Day. Iowa State University will be participating in the global event for the first time this year. The 2024 theme is "My Kind of Data: Data is Personal." Participants will learn about data equity and inclusion, disciplinary communities, and creating a kinder world through data.

Love Data Week Activities:


Data Viz Contest

Submit an original data visualization for a chance to win a Visa Giftcard: First: $150; Second: $75; and Third: $50.

Data visualization is the translation of data into a visual medium such as a map, chart, infographic, 3D-model, or even art pieces. It's also a fun, creative, and effective way to communicate complex ideas through shape, color, size, intensity, and more. Captivate us with your visuals, tell a compelling story, tackle real-world problems, build skills, and have fun.

Entries Due: February 14


Drop-In Sessions:

Research Methods Meet-Up

Consult with Philip Dixon, professor of statistics and Catalyst staff for informal discussions and advice about your research project. Be ready to dive into your data and dig into details. 

Date: Monday, Feb. 12, 2024

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: The Catalyst (Parks 199)


Tidy Data Salon

Tame your spreadsheets and organize your files at this weekly work hour dedicated to better organized data. It's a great time for solo and for group work! Catalyst staff will provide chill beats and snacks. 

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: The Catalyst (Parks 199)


Love Data Wrap Party

Celebrate International Love Data Week in The Catalyst, the digital scholarship space in Parks Library. Enjoy data activities, enjoy hot chocolate, and check out  all the Data Visualization Contest entries. Winners will be announced at 1 p.m.

Date: Friday, Feb. 16, 2024

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: The Catalyst (Parks 199)