Today is World Statistics Day as declared by the United Nations. There are events all over the world including a mourning for the Canadian census. The official US event (pdf) is in Washington, DC but a bunch of New Yorkers are celebrating at the bit.ly hack.a.bit.
Drew Conway has some ideas how to celebrate.
Ban Ki-Moon’s (UN Secretary General) message(pdf) on World Statistics Day:
On this first World Statistics Day I encourage the international community to work with the United Nations to enable all countries to meet their statistical needs.
Jared Lander is the Chief Data Scientist of Lander Analytics a New York data science firm, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, Organizer of the New York Open Statistical Programming meetup and the New York and Washington DC R Conferences and author of R for Everyone.