Welcome to the 2nd Annual HelpMeViz Vizathon event! I am again happy to be working with the Bread for the World Institute on issues related to hunger in the developing world. This year, we’re also teaming up with the International Food Policy Research Institute, who is providing one of their newest datasets on hidden hunger.

We also have a second team of volunteers in San Francisco, led by Leigh Fonseca of Living Data. They will link up with us at 12:30ET/3:30PT from their site at the headquarters of Macys.com in San Francisco to share ideas.

Here’s the deal: the data for this event are available on this Github page, so grab it, download it, fork it, whatever. And get started! Drafts, images, and questions can be posted in the comments section below or on Twitter using the hashtag #hiddenhunger.

Images from the event, conversation summaries, and important notes will be posted throughout the day on this site and on Twitter.

Thank you for participating in this very important event and contributing your time, skills, and expertise to helping those in need.