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Open Data Day Portland
Sat, March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.
If you have an idea for using open data, want to find an interesting project to contribute towards, learn about how to visualize or analyze data or simply want to see what's happening, then definitely come participate! No matter your skillset or interests, we are encouraging organizers to foster opportunities for you to learn and help the global open data community grow.
In addition to general open data projects, Open Data Day Portland is co-organized with Data Rescue Portland and will be focusing on contributing to backup efforts for #DataRefuge as well as Data.gov.
Friday Event Added! 2:30-5:30pm Friday 3/3/17 In partnership with the OHSU Library, the OHSU Computational Biology Department, and Mozilla Science Lab we will be running a special Data Jamboree event featuring talks on Open Data and workshops on contributing the the Data Rescue effort by creating metadata or writing scrapers. No RSVP required for the Friday workshop event. But please RSVP for Saturday.
Saturday Workshop Added! 10am Saturday 3/4/17 Scott Chamberlain of rOpenSci is going to run a workshop!
Open Data Scraping/Acquisition with R
This session will discuss R tools/techniques for exploring what open data is available, and for scraping/downloading data, whether in HTML, XML, JSON, CSV, etc. data formats, and from websitse, FTP servers, REST APIS, and more. I'll discuss relatively new async HTTP requests in R, working with CKAN, and more.
This event is a volunteer effort to contribute to open data efforts. By attending you agree to our Code of Conduct http://confcodeofconduct.com/ which we will enforce.
Who Should Attend
We need computer cowboys and cowgirls like yourself to wrangle data into something useful. That means visualization, notification, integration, etc., all in the name of doing something crazy and fantastic.
We need people like you to make the everything look amazing, feel intuitive, and have a smooth user experience. The best application in the world that no one can use... isn't much use! You know the drill.
I heard you folks like books and eat catalogs of data for breakfast. You beautiful people are going to scour the earth for interesting data, help the rest of us figure out what’s important, and generally be useful.
YES! YOU ARE SO NEEDED. Seriously. While we can find it, blow it up, calculate it, and make it look pretty, we needs us some mean number crunchin’ to present meaningful visualizations. Join up.
We need you the most. If it weren’t for you, this whole thing wouldn’t be happening. We need ideas, cheerleaders, and friends to spread the word.
For more info visit http://opendataday.org/
Logo forked from Brendan O'Brien at Data Rescue Boston.