The State of Oregon Research Academy has sifted through all of the responses from our annual survey and the focus group discussions. You guys came up with fantastic suggestions for helping make SORA even better, and we look forward to putting them into action in 2019.
One of the themes we heard over and over again is the desire for more networking opportunities. Towards that end, we’d like to introduce you to the first ever Data Happy Happy Hour.* It’s an informal opportunity to get to know other data nerds just like you.
Come chat, enjoy a beverage or snack of your choice, and meet your fellow SORA members in lovely downtown Salem.
2:00-2:15 pm: Presentation I
Oregon Department of Transportation
Geographic Information Services (GIS) Analyst
Becca will provide an overview of the work done by the GIS unit, available data, and how you can use it.
2:15-2:30 pm Presentation II
Oregon Employment Department
Workforce Analyst for Lane County
Henry will discuss the process, results, and findings of the Employment Department’s annual Job Vacancy Survey of Employers. With over 5,000 business responses across the state in 2017, the data show key differences in how difficult it is to fill jobs in different regions, occupations, and industries. He will also share how he uses the data to help employers in Lane county understand the tightening labor market.
2:30-3:30 pm Bingo and Networking
Enjoy a game and time to connect with fellow state employees. Refreshments are provided by SEIU 217 Sub-Local and prepared by Marshall Ryan, Executive Chef at Hopheads Brewery and Bottle Shop.
For questions, contact Will Burchard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for joining us on May 24. We will post video of the event here soon.
Developing a Common “Language” That Makes Comprehensive Reporting and Data Analysis Possible
Presented by Stuart Long, CIO, Clackamas Education Service District (ESD), DC Brown, Technical Services Director, Willamette ESD and Co-Director CTA, Don Wolff, CIO, Hillsboro School District and Rick Wahlstrom, CIO at Multnomah ESD, Northwest Regional ESD & Co-Director CTA.
Providing Decision Support Tools to Mainstream School and Local Government Leaders
Presented by Jeff Carew, Managing Director, Forecast5.
Thanks to all who joined us on February 23, and thanks again to our great presenters!
Habitat Patterns and Predictors of Sage-Grouse in Oregon Theresa Burcsu, Oregon GIS Framework Coordinator, OSCIO Geospatial Enterprise Office
This session focused on how remote sensing is being used to inform policy decisions in wildlife management.
Report Visuals: Key to Communication Rebecca Brinkley , Performance Auditor, Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division
Rebecca talked about how visual representations of data are used to enhance communication effectiveness in Audits Division reporting. View Rebecca’s presentation for more details.