Data & Drafts

For nerds. By nerds.

Data & Drafts is an event aimed at sparking data informed community conversations, after hours, over beer.


Data & Drafts is a partnership between The Indianapolis Public Library, WFYI Public Media, and SAVI, with beer provided by Bier Brewery.


Data and Drafts: Indianapolis Racial Equity Report Card

November 17, 2022 at 6 p.m. 

On November 17, 6-7:30 p.m., we will ask participants for input on our new initiative, the Indianapolis Racial Equity Report Card. Racial disparities define daily life in Indianapolis. For example, racial segregation has created huge differences in life expectancy between neighboring communities. White households make $26,000 more per year on average than Black households. Only around 40 percent of Latino households own their home compared to two thirds of white households. The event this month is different from previous ones as it will be seeking community feedback during this initial phase of the project, although we will share some initial findings. The project process moving forward includes additional community forums to gather information, broad community feedback on initial drafts, and a final report published in May 2023. The report will be updated annually thereafter.


Data and Drafts: High-Need, High-Paying Jobs

September 2022

What does it mean to have “good job”? Over the past several months, WFYI reporter Sydney Dauphinais has dug into what it means to have a good job, who has access to those jobs, and what areas need improvement.

Impacts of COVID-19 on population needs and housing equity

August 2020

Which areas of Central Indiana have experienced an increase in calls for help? Which populations have experience a higher increase in needs? What needs have increased the most? Which neighborhoods are most susceptible to housing instability as a result of COVID-19?

Understanding COVID-19 and its impact on neighborhoods

June 2020

On June 25th, 2020 we hosted via Zoom our first virtual Data & Drafts event. This event focused on introducing COVID-19 related terms as well as the SAVI Coronavirus Data Hub. We explored the newly available COVID-19 cases at the ZIP Code level and unemployment claims in Marion County.