This year is all about learning from each other – by telling the stories of our data struggles, epiphanies, failures, and everything in between. To broaden the range of voices that we hear from, we are inviting guest bloggers to contribute their data stories. While we welcome all voices, we especially want to invite students and citizen scientists who are engaged in all types of research. Whether you are a local historian or entrepreneur, digital humanist or an teacher, we would love to hear from you.

Written submissions can be short (300-500 words) or longer essays. We would love to share stories in other formats as well – audio recordings, video – any form of storytelling that can be shared online. There are few rules and many ways to tell a good story! Check out some tips below, if you’re unsure how to get started.

The Moth: Storytelling Tips & Tricks

How to create a digital story (University of Illinois)

Why storytelling matters by Garr Reynolds (Tedx Tokyo)