Open Data Day DC 2015 Overview

Logistics & General Schedule

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Your organizers are Josh Tauberer (@JoshData), Eric Mill (@Konklone), Sam Lee (@OpenNotion), Katherine Townsend (@DiploKat), and Julia Bezgacheva (@ulkins). Please find us if you need anything. Josh’s cell phone is 516-458-9919.


We encourage everyone to outline their projects as they would with their pitches:

Initial project progress/outcomes can be found in individual project hackpads linked below.


Day 1 - Workshop 1

Hands-on introduction to open data by example. Led by Eric Mill.

Friday 10:15am-12:15pm & Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm

collaborative space to take notes

Day 1 - Breakout Groups

Breakout Groups

We will split off into small groups

Friday 1:45pm-3pm

Day 1 - Workshop 2 Options

Data Science isn€’t Magic

Find out what data science is by doing it. You will obtain, scrub, explore with visualization, model, and interpret data, hands-on with R in R Studio. No prior experience required. Led by Aaron Schumacher.

Friday 3:10pm-5pm

collaborative space to take notes

Day 2 - Workshop Options


Laurenellen McCann and Jessie Posilkin will lead a discussion about civic hacking and engaging with the communities we are building applications for.

Saturday 1:30pm-3:15pm

collaborative space to take notes

Open Mapping

Going from zero to mapping with open geo data and open geo software. Led by Max Richman (GeoPoll and DataKind DC co-chapter leader).

Saturday 3:30pm-5:15pm

collaborative space to take notes