Datadive weekend with DataKind September 7-9
I’ll be a data ambassador at an upcoming DataKind weekend, working with a team on New York City open government data.
DataKind, formerly known as Data Without Borders, is a very cool, not at all creepy organization that brings together data nerds with typically underfunded NGO’s in various ways, including datadive weekends, which are like hack-a-thons for data nerds.
I have blogged a few times about working with them, because I’ve done this before working with the NYCLU on stop-and-frisk data (check out my update here as well). By the way, stop-and-frisk events have gone down 34% in recent months. I feel pretty good about being even tangentially involved in that fact.
This time we’re working with mostly New York City parks data, so stuff like trees and storm safety and 311 calls.
The event starts on Friday, September 7th, with an introduction to the data and the questions and some drinks, then it’s pretty much all day Saturday, til midnight, and then there are presentations Sunday morning (September 9th). It’s always great to meet fellow nerds, exchange technical information and gossip, and build something cool together.
Registration is here, sign up quick!