Los Angeles—In what many City Hall insiders say is a first, Controller Ron Galperin will award a six-month fellowship to the winner of LA’s first “Iron Viz” data visualization competition, which his office is hosting on Saturday, October 22 at 10 AM.
Taking a cue from the popular show "Iron Chef," the Controller's “Iron Viz” will pit contestants against each other in a time-pressure environment with spectators. Contestants will be given raw data with which to create a Tableau visualization that accurately and beautifully tells a compelling story — all under the gaze of the Controller, a panel of judges from the high-tech industry, and spectators.
“I’ve said many times that we need to be more nimble and innovative when it comes to attracting the workforce of the future,” said Controller Galperin. “The ‘Iron Viz’ competition is an interesting and exciting way to attract and find new talent for the City — and we know we’ll be hiring a winner.”
For more information and to register to participate: http://techbullpen.controlpanel.la/data-for-good-fellowship/
‘Iron Viz’ is being held in partnership with The Los Angeles Coalition.