Wellstone Action’s Data and Analytics Camp (DAC) equips progressive leaders with the cutting edge-data and analytics skills necessary to support electoral campaigns and issue based organizing. Our curriculum centers race, class, gender, sexuality, privilege, power and the ways these dynamics shape our lives, tools and campaigns.
A hybrid online and in-person program, DAC kicks off with four days of in-person training and culminates with 4-6 weeks of intensive online learning in the subject of the participants choice. This year, we’re proud to offer the following online courses: Python for Data Engineering, SQL and GIS, VAN Administration or HTML/CSS for CRMs.
We work to accommodate practitioners at various points in their organizing journey and pull from best practices in data, analytics, engineering and organizing to help campaigners and activists build winning online and offline campaigns.
Attendance to this training is based on application due to the intimate size of the training and acceptance is competitive. The majority of successful applicants have experience in electoral or issue organizing, can articulate the import of data-analytics to strategic decision making and have a clear understanding of the ways power-privilege shape the progressive space.
Applications are now open for Phoenix and Cleveland.
Training Details and Logistics
This training will run from 8am - 6:30pm, March 27-30 in Phoenix, Arizona; May 22-25 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Data and Analytics Camp is need-blind, and admissions decisions will be made without regards to ability to pay. You will be able to indicate through the application if you will need a scholarship to be able to attend. The regular cost to attend is $2,200 which includes all training materials, meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages for the four nights of the in-person training, as well as a 4-6 week online course of your choosing. Note that you should plan to arrange your own lodging, which is not included in this price.
The exact training locations will be announced to accepted applicants. For planning and budgeting purposes, the Phoenix location is located in Central Phoenix and is accessible by light rail; average hotel prices during this week are around $200 per night plus taxes. The Cleveland location is located in downtown Cleveland; average hotel prices during this week are around $150 per night plus taxes.
Please read on for more details regarding curriculum, ideal candidates for this training, and technical requirements. If you have remaining questions, please contact us here.
At DAC, we cover a broad spectrum of material with learning objectives listed below. This is by no means an exhaustive list, with the in-person training culminating in a capstone project integrating all the skills below and more.
Trainers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including electoral and issue organizers at both the national and local levels, specializing in analytics, engineering, and data to support field and digital organizing.
Applications for our Phoenix training close February 21st, so apply today: https://wellstone.typeform.com/to/EXw77h