Unleashing the Power of Data feat. CartoDB and Foursquare
Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
What is citizen science? It's a movement in which ordinary citizens are helping professional scientists collect and analyze data.
Join the New York Technology Council (NYTECH), StartupBus NYC, AlleyNYC and our supporters for a technology networking party and panel discussion on how data visualization and citizen science are driving the development of new technologies and helping to improve life on Earth. Our all-star panel will explain:
- how ordinary citizens are collecting, sharing and using data, especially in crisis situations (i.e. Hurricane Sandy)
- how check-ins via Foursquare provides insight into human behavior
- amazing interactive maps generated from large data sets
- different ways you can get involved in citizen science
- current projects taking place in the field
You'll also receive a brief introduction to the upcoming International Space Apps Challenge, a two-day hackathon led by NASA that is taking place on April 20-21, 2013 in New York City.
Doors open at 6:00PM for networking, discussion starts at 7:00 PM. Pizza and soda provided by Twilio.
Andrew Hill, Senior Scientist, CartoDB/Vizzuality
David Hu, Developer Advocate, Foursquare
David is Foursquare's Developer Advocate, helping a community of 40,000+ developers build location-powered applications. He's a regular attendee of hackathons as both a participant and mentor and has a background in web programming. He has previously worked for Microsoft and Codecademy, and is currently in his final semester at Columba University pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science.
As the CTO at Change Assembly, Sara-Jayne designs and builds systems that link artificial reasoning, community-based mapping, open data, big data/ data science and unmanned systems, to help find early signs of crisis in very large data streams. She has a background in systems engineering, innovations management, information fusion, knowledge management, intelligent systems and autonomy. Sara-Jayne is also a compulsive CrisisMapper, a team lead at Standby Task Force, a lead at CrisismappersNYC, and a former lead of CrisisCampUK.
AlleyNYC is a new co-working space located at 500 Seventh Avenue. It spans 16,000 square feet and is the host of many exciting events, including this year's International Space Apps Challenge.
When & Where
New York Technology Council
The NEW YORK TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (NYTECH) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization comprised of individuals and companies who share a common interest in addressing challenges and opportunities for technology in New York.