Hui E! meets Good Data Institute: Visualising a COVID Recovery Path for the NZ Community Sector

As a peak body for the community sector, Hui E! is delighted to announce our partnership with the Good Data Institute (GDI). GDI will be running a 6-week hackathon with 17 data analytics professionals using data collected about the impact of COVID on community organisations. 

Hui E! holds two datasets from information community groups share over the past couple of years: Time to Shine Survey in 2020 and COVID Hauora Wellbeing Research in 2021. These include data from not-for-profits (NFPs) across the motu and focus groups with organisations working with Māori, Pasifika, Ethnic and disability communities. 

The hackathon volunteers will investigate and visualise datasets which comprise data from over 1300 NFP respondents who shared updates on how their organisations are coping during the pandemic. The hackathon will have a focus on visualising insights, sharing stories, and identifying COVID recovery paths for Aotearoa New Zealand’s community sector. 

Hui E!’s Kaiwhakahaere Matua, Rochelle Stewart-Allen says: “At Hui E!, we’re passionate about re-using data we collect to continue to add value for the community sector. There’s so much richness in the data we hold and partnering with GDI will help even more important stories to emerge.” 

GDI’s volunteer hackathon participants will use data analytics and visualisation tools to bring the two datasets to life. The datasets are expected to reveal insights and highlight stories of vulnerability and resilience, particularly for the smallest-sized NFPs who form the majority of the community sector.   

The hackathon will kick off on Sunday, 20th March and is part of a wider programme of learning and development sessions in March, April, and May. 

Follow the hackathon updates here or on our social media.