Information Resources Exchange Group

10:00 a.m.

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance


1. Call to Order and Introductions



2. Dataviz and Storytelling

Ben Garvey, Engineering Manager - Magneto Business Intelligence (formerly RJMetrics) (

Connect with audiences without losing your soul

Ben worked for 10 years in industrial automation after getting a BS in Computer Science from American University. His greatest life achievement was being thanked in the credits of Age of Empires 2. A self described chart junkie, Ben developed what Technically Philly called, "the coolest, most comprehensive City of Philadelphia budget visualization you've ever seen" for Brett Mandel's 2013 campaign for Philadelphia City Controller. Ben is currently the engineering manager at Magento Business Intelligence (formerly RJMetrics), a full stack data warehousing and reporting platform for eCommerce.

3. ​Gerrymandering

Lee Hachadoorian, Temple University ( )

Lee will talk about what Gerrmandering is, how it effects local residents, and how a new congressional district map for Pennsylvania is being drawn now

4. Carto and Mapbox are teaming up

Andrew Thompson, Solutions Engineer - Carto ( )

Andrew will give an update on the Carto platform and talk about some changes coming with the recent news that Carto and Mapbox are teaming up

5. DVRPC IPD v2.0 Update

Shoshane Akins, Public Participation Planner - DVRPC ( )

Ben Gruswitz, Senior Planner - DVRPC (

DVRPC staff will give an update on the new methodology, statistics, and approach to equity analysis for DVRPC’s Indicators of Potential Disadvantage (IPD)

Information Items

6. DVRPC Work Program Update


7. Member Roundtable

a. Recent Projects - Attendees are encouraged to share recent accomplishments and to discuss any ongoing projects that you or your agency is working on that is related to information gathering and sharing.

b. Recent Event Reports - Attendees are encouraged to provide a brief summary of any recent meeting or conference they attended.

c. Upcoming Events - Attendees are encouraged to announce any upcoming meeting or conference.