Normally this time of year, we are asking you to save the date for our fall Data Users Conference. We are holding off on setting a date for now, but in the meantime, we are planning a webinar series with two great topics lined up for May and June. We have additional topics planned this fall.
Differential Privacy and the 2020 Census
Thursday, May 21 at 2 p.m. EDT
Nicholas Nagle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2020 Census results are confidential—but what if today’s computing power could be harnessed to re-identify individuals who responded? That’s the challenge facing the Census Bureau and the proposed solution—differential privacy—could potentially impact the accuracy of statistics it will report next July. In this webinar, we’ll learn more about the proposal, the potential error introduced, and why this matters to Tennessee data users.Dr. Nagle’s article published in the Conversation this spring is a good introduction to the subject and highlights one particular area of concern: state-shared revenue distribution to counties and municipalities.Register here for “Differential Privacy and the 2020 Census”
Microdata for All: Creating Custom Tables on data.census.gov
Thursday June 18 at 2 p.m. EDT
KaNin Reese,Chief of Dissemination Outreach, Center for Enterprise Dissemination, U.S. Census Bureau
Accessing Census microdata (individual survey responses) is challenging without special software or expertise. But MDAT, the new Census Bureau Microdata Access Tool, unlocks this incredibly powerful data in a new web-based interface. It enables you to extract custom tables and statistics that might not available through the standard tables provided on data.census.gov. If you are an analyst, researcher, grant-writer or planner, you won’t want to miss this session.
Register here for “Microdata for All: Creating Custom Tables on data.census.gov”