Taking a Sip from the Fire Hose of Open Data

Advances in the field of big data are currently a hot topic, but what about the even larger amount of open data sources emerging each and every day? Civic-minded folks often struggle with not only identifying the data they need but also locating that data in an ever-growing sea of possibilities and figuring out how best to present it in order to affect policy. This meetup is calling all curious urbanists and data-driven decision-makers to come together and hash it out. How can you define and measure gentrification? Where can you find indicators that model the social determinants of health? What tools can you use to make sense of all this data and make change? All these questions and many more will be answered during this informative session that will remind you: You can do that with data!

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Meet up
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate