Innovation thrives on a digitally literate population with access to powerful computing tools. Data consumption is becoming more pervasive as everything becomes digitized and all levels of government are making a push for open data. However, access to tools is not evenly distributed, and the digital divide is growing deeper between those that have the means to use the tools and data and those that done. In our presentation, we will discuss how free and open tools are being used in Alberta and around the world to participate in the digital economy and increase digital literacy. We will highlight Jupyter, an open source analytics tool combining live code, visualizations, and text in an entirely web-accessible format.
Bridging the Digital Divide with Data and Tools