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Visualize shelters to help military veterans adopt a new pet


Are you interested in data visualization? Do you want to put your skills to work for a good cause? Then you might want to take part in the next Data for a Cause challenge.

Image credit: petsforpatriots.org

For this Data for a Cause challenge we are working with Pets for Patriots.

Pets for Patriots helps United States military veterans adopt a new pet friend while giving the most overlooked shelter dogs and cats hope and a home. They have a large network of partners, including veterinary clinics and shelters and they want to show it visually on their website.

This is a great opportunity to show your skills and design a themed visualization as we approach the Fourth of July - the National Day of the United States. We have a full data set of Pet for Patriots partner network. Here is a preview of the raw data:

Do you know how to make a creative map visualization? So sign up to get access to the challenge details and explore the data set!

The best part? Not only a chance of earning the title of the winner of the Data for a Cause challenge and getting recognition from Pets for Patriots, but also helping military veterans adopt overlooked shelter dogs and cats.

Schedule:

June 22, 2017: the Data for a Cause challenge begins. Challenge participants are the first to find out about it.

July 4, 2017: Submission deadline. Gathering and analysis of data visualizations begins.

July 5, 2017: Review of the entries by Pets for Patriots begins. Once the review is complete, the winners are announced.

Sign up to join the challenge, and help military veterans adopt a new pet friend!

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