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Sprints

Learn about sprints and how we tackle national challenges.

Sprints are 12-week product development cycles that bring together tech teams and collaborators to build public-facing digital products using open data.

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Problem Statement

Inclusive and Creative 2020 Census Data Engagement

Challenge:

Develop digital products or physical/digital works of art that creatively and inclusively engage hard-to-count communities in 2020 Census data.

Agency

U.S. Census Bureau

Target Audience

Historically undercounted populations such as:

  • LGBTQ+
  • Children Under 5
  • Transient Populations
  • College Students
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Racial & Ethnic Minorities
  • People Experiencing Homelessness
  • Renters
  • Those Living in Group Quarters

Problem Statement

Assisting Businesses, Community, and State/Local Government Leaders to Make Critical Decisions Using Decennial Data

Challenge:

Develop digital products or physical/digital works of art that enable businesses, community organizations and local governments to use 2020 Census data for key decision making

Agency

U.S. Census Bureau

Target Audience

Business decision makers, community and nonprofit organizations, state and local government leaders.

Problem Statement

Improving Data Literacy Using Decennial Census Data

Challenge:

Develop digital products or physical/digital works of art that use 2020 Census data to build data literacy skills.

Agency

U.S. Census Bureau

Target Audience

Under-funded communities; librarians; community organizers; youth and students.