Making Sense of Election Data with Software
From charts, maps, infographics, and new poll results every morning, to Magic Walls and apps, how do people keep track of all of the election data that’s available to them? And more importantly, how do they make sense of it all? Software is fundamentally changing the way we manage and make use of our data. So how exactly are media organizations responding to changing viewer needs?
BSA | The Software Alliance discussed the critical role of data in the 2016 elections, including the following questions:
- How does the media use software to track and package data to help consumers make better sense of massive amounts of information?
- Who decides what data is used and how? Who makes data relevant?
- How can you find, consolidate, and customize relevant data so that it’s actually useful?
- Why isn’t there a rich trove of data available for down ticket races?
- David Bressler, CA Technologies, Vice President, Market Development, API Management
- Stan Freck, Microsoft, Senior Director, Civic Technology Services
- Andrew McGill, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
- Victoria Espinel, President & CEO, BSA | The Software Alliance (Moderator)
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
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