Leveraging Open Data & Civic Tech Tools

Washington, D.C. Campus

GA D.C.
509 7th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington D.C. 20004

Past Locations for this Event

Leveraging Open Data & Civic Tech Tools | Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Campus

GA D.C.
509 7th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington D.C. 20004

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

The information made available by cities and municipalities can serve as market research to validate an idea, support a nonprofit’s grant application or even as training data for a new machine learning algorithm. Whatever your vision, come learn how to put the technology and data that is free and publicly accessible to work for you. In this workshop you’ll learn how to search for and identify datasets you care about and that could support your personal projects or professional ambitions. As we tour regional open data portals and publicly accessible tools, you’ll learn how to export datasets formatted as JSON, Shapefile, CSV, and through API endpoints and OData links. Along the way you will also get a basic understanding of how to analyze and visualize data in platforms Socrata, ESRI ArcGIS Online, and Tableau. ● Overview:​ 1-2 sentences with captivating details on the meat of the event: Attendees will learn the inner workings of regional open data portals and civic tech tools. More importantly, we will analyze and visualize data, and will learn how to export it in a number of formats so it can be used in personal projects or other endeavours. ● What You’ll Take Away: ​1 sentence on what attendees get out of signing up: Attendees will gain understanding and perspective on how to use numerous free, publicly accessible web tools and open data portals to for their own purposes. ● Why It Matters: ​1 sentence that captures the context of this subject in the bigger picture: There is an entire world of opportunity for the use and application of open data and civic tech - learn how to work with the whole ecosystem for your own goals and projects.

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