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In this workshop we will bring open data to life through colors, shapes, maps, and context under the lens of business and nonprofit use cases.
Students will will learn how to access, visualize, and analyze publicly available data through free online tools, specifically Socrata, Esri ArcGIS Online, Google Maps, and Mapbox.
We'll also cover general best practices in cleaning data and putting it through typical workflows and treatments.
● Learn basic and working protips related to working with Socrata and Esri open data portals, and creating custom maps through Google Maps and Mapbox
● Explore and identify datasets representing information you care about within regional open data portals
● Filter, group, and summarize open datasets
● Build charts and graphs representing relevant insights
● Create custom maps
● Import your own data and mesh it with open data
● Connect Google Sheets data with Esri AcrGIS
● Learn basic concepts, like points, lines, polygons, file types
● Explore more advanced functionality like how to export data via APIs
and GeoJSON, embedding maps in third-party or personal websites, and working with custom boundaries
This is a beginner-to-intermediate level course. To get the most out of our time together, participants should be familiar with navigating the internet and Excel basics. Everyone should bring their own laptop, notebook and pen.
Data Programs Manager,
City of Los Angeles Office of Finance
As Data Programs Manager at the Office of Finance, I'm tasked with tackling big problems with creative solutions. My role merges data analysis and visualization, storytelling, a wide network of web tools, partnership building, and a wealth of public speaking and project management.
In my former role as the Data Strategist on the Mayor Operations Innovation Team, I played key roles in building LA's portfolio of city-owned real estate, creating a strategic procurement unit for citywide purchasing and enhancing the data framework for workers' comp and risk management. In past lives I've been the social media lead and Latin American biz dev lead at a tech company, the digital director for both a grassroots mayoral campaign and a tech-focused nonprofit, and an ad agency account exec.
During my free time I manage Techtinx, a digital-first nonprofit which builds professional networks and influence for Latinas/os/x in tech. Hit me up on Twitter at @JuanSVas.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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