Data Anywhere: 2-day Workshop

Workshop Materials / Git Repo Location: CUNY Graduate Center Time: Sat 10-6pm and Sunday 12-6pm Room: 5409 **Please be sure you have registered below. The building is open, but we will be in an area that requires you check in

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Data Anywhere: 2-day Workshop

Workshop Materials / Git Repo Location: CUNY Graduate Center Time: Sat 10-6pm and Sunday 12-6pm Room: 5409 **Please be sure you have registered below. The building is open, but we will be in an area that requires you check in

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Occupy Sandy Open Data

Deidentified Occupy Sandy canvassing data for four hubs: Rockaways, SI, Red Hook and NJ This data was the focus of the Occupy Sandy inspired Open Data Day event, where a couple dozen data wranglers, activists, academics and other researchers came together on

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Occupy Sandy Open Data

Deidentified Occupy Sandy canvassing data for four hubs: Rockaways, SI, Red Hook and NJ This data was the focus of the Occupy Sandy inspired Open Data Day event, where a couple dozen data wranglers, activists, academics and other researchers came together on

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Yackathon Summary

by Max Liboiron The group was pleasantly diverse, even while a lot of people already seemed to know one another. The day was divided into an information introduction and discussion from 12-2 (which started at 12:30 due to technical difficulties), and

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Yackathon Summary

by Max Liboiron The group was pleasantly diverse, even while a lot of people already seemed to know one another. The day was divided into an information introduction and discussion from 12-2 (which started at 12:30 due to technical difficulties), and

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Hackathon Yackathon Reflections / Notes

The hackathon is an interesting phenomenon in the way that people have organized around technology development and social issues. Closely related to the concept of open data, the sort of collaboration that goes on at a hackathon is often structured

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Hackathon Yackathon Reflections / Notes

The hackathon is an interesting phenomenon in the way that people have organized around technology development and social issues. Closely related to the concept of open data, the sort of collaboration that goes on at a hackathon is often structured

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Hacking the Hackathon. What ideas should we hack at the April 28th Yackathon?

Hackathons are everywhere. They are often hosted by companies, governments, and community groups to attract talented programmers to work on a software project for slices of pizza. They are exciting, production-oriented environments to solve problems. This symposium or rather, yackathon,

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Hacking the Hackathon. What ideas should we hack at the April 28th Yackathon?

Hackathons are everywhere. They are often hosted by companies, governments, and community groups to attract talented programmers to work on a software project for slices of pizza. They are exciting, production-oriented environments to solve problems. This symposium or rather, yackathon,

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Mon 4/22 | Hacking Eve at Alpha One Labs

Join us on Monday, April 22nd! If you’re up for working on an ongoing project such as OccuPAR, Occupy Sandy data, or anything else, then find your way over to Brooklyn.  Our (incredible) friends at the Alpha One Labs will open up their makerspace

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Mon 4/22 | Hacking Eve at Alpha One Labs

Join us on Monday, April 22nd! If you’re up for working on an ongoing project such as OccuPAR, Occupy Sandy data, or anything else, then find your way over to Brooklyn.  Our (incredible) friends at the Alpha One Labs will open up their makerspace

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External stresses mediate an association between negative perception of activism and a decision never to participate

Thomas Levine and Mimiko Watanabe Research question We wanted to test whether a desire to participate in activism was associated with increased participation in activism and whether this relationship was mediated by external stresses.

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External stresses mediate an association between negative perception of activism and a decision never to participate

Thomas Levine and Mimiko Watanabe Research question We wanted to test whether a desire to participate in activism was associated with increased participation in activism and whether this relationship was mediated by external stresses.

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Occupy Sandy Data: Highlights and Preliminary Findings

With the aim of quantifying and visualizing the impact of the Occupy Sandy relief effort the Occupy Sandy data project began with an Open Data Day event on Feb 23rd, and work continued work at the hackathon Physically collecting, digitizing, and sanitizing the

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Occupy Sandy Data: Highlights and Preliminary Findings

With the aim of quantifying and visualizing the impact of the Occupy Sandy relief effort the Occupy Sandy data project began with an Open Data Day event on Feb 23rd, and work continued work at the hackathon Physically collecting, digitizing, and sanitizing the

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Occupy Sandy Data Case Study: volunteer outreach

Goal: Propose recommendations that would aid in the next iteration of emergency response communication between service providers and citizens. Team: Christo, #OccupyData NYC Devin, Occupy Sandy Marisela, SandyNJvols Tumblr On day two, we discussed the challenges Occupy Sandy encounters when

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Occupy Sandy Data Case Study: volunteer outreach

Goal: Propose recommendations that would aid in the next iteration of emergency response communication between service providers and citizens. Team: Christo, #OccupyData NYC Devin, Occupy Sandy Marisela, SandyNJvols Tumblr On day two, we discussed the challenges Occupy Sandy encounters when

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Occuprint Image Analysis

Click on images for full size visualizations On day two of the hackathon, we had a mini tutorial from ImagePlot’s author, Lev Manovich.  Last spring, we used a smaller set of features for image processing.  After a bit of a

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Occuprint Image Analysis

Click on images for full size visualizations On day two of the hackathon, we had a mini tutorial from ImagePlot’s author, Lev Manovich.  Last spring, we used a smaller set of features for image processing.  After a bit of a

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Data Anywhere Project: Hackathon Day Two

Data is available in bits publicly, but aggregated by companies that want to charge for it. Other data may be free in aggregate form, but not available for live query/access. This project aims to solve both problems, one data set

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Data Anywhere Project: Hackathon Day Two

Data is available in bits publicly, but aggregated by companies that want to charge for it. Other data may be free in aggregate form, but not available for live query/access. This project aims to solve both problems, one data set

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Occupy Sandy Data: Day One

On day one, this group discussed the issues presented by noise in the data set and inconsistencies among the information collected across sites that pose the greatest challenges.   Also, almost 100 assessment forms were entered!!! The following new directions

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Occupy Sandy Data: Day One

On day one, this group discussed the issues presented by noise in the data set and inconsistencies among the information collected across sites that pose the greatest challenges.   Also, almost 100 assessment forms were entered!!! The following new directions

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New #OccupyData Server!

We now have an #OccupyData server.  You can request an account here.  Also, feel free to email us if you’d like anything specific installed.

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New #OccupyData Server!

We now have an #OccupyData server.  You can request an account here.  Also, feel free to email us if you’d like anything specific installed.

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Data Anywhere: Day 1

On day one, the Data Anywhere project began a two day workshop on Linux administration, ReSTful web interfaces, MongoDB and more.  Their github repository can be found here. For the second day, they’ll begin with a recap of yesterday, and

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Data Anywhere: Day 1

On day one, the Data Anywhere project began a two day workshop on Linux administration, ReSTful web interfaces, MongoDB and more.  Their github repository can be found here. For the second day, they’ll begin with a recap of yesterday, and

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Red Hook Sandy Data

On October 29th 2012, Hurricane Sandy landed in New York City and devastated the area. In the weeks and months following, a widespread coordinated response was actively working to work to meet the needs of the affected communities. We created

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Red Hook Sandy Data

On October 29th 2012, Hurricane Sandy landed in New York City and devastated the area. In the weeks and months following, a widespread coordinated response was actively working to work to meet the needs of the affected communities. We created

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Occupy 1.5

This post extends the “Connecting Occupy” project developed at the second hackathon. Using the Occupy Wall Street Project List, we explore partnerships between New York City General Assembly working groups, other Occupy groups, and community organizations. Each group/organization is represented as a node in

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Occupy 1.5

This post extends the “Connecting Occupy” project developed at the second hackathon. Using the Occupy Wall Street Project List, we explore partnerships between New York City General Assembly working groups, other Occupy groups, and community organizations. Each group/organization is represented as a node in

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Preparing for the Hackathon: #OpenDataDay for #OccupySandy Wrap-up

A couple dozen data wranglers, activists, computer scientists, and social researchers came together on Saturday to digitize data, articulate needs, share data sources, and prepare data sets for this week’s OccupyData Hackathon. As a grassroots coordinated disaster response network, Occupy

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Preparing for the Hackathon: #OpenDataDay for #OccupySandy Wrap-up

A couple dozen data wranglers, activists, computer scientists, and social researchers came together on Saturday to digitize data, articulate needs, share data sources, and prepare data sets for this week’s OccupyData Hackathon. As a grassroots coordinated disaster response network, Occupy

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The Data Anywhere Project

The problem:  Data is available in bits publicly, but aggregated by companies that want to charge for it. Other data may be free in aggregate form, but not available for live query/access.  This project aims to solve both problems, one

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The Data Anywhere Project

The problem:  Data is available in bits publicly, but aggregated by companies that want to charge for it. Other data may be free in aggregate form, but not available for live query/access.  This project aims to solve both problems, one

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Occupy Sandy Data Project

Occupy Data hackathon participants will be collaborating on a data project with Occupy Sandy Tech and OWS Tech Ops.  These groups have laid down the initial technology infrastructure for data collection and information management.  However, aggregation of data across sites

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Occupy Sandy Data Project

Occupy Data hackathon participants will be collaborating on a data project with Occupy Sandy Tech and OWS Tech Ops.  These groups have laid down the initial technology infrastructure for data collection and information management.  However, aggregation of data across sites

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Occupy Sandy Data Project on International Open Data Day – 2/23

What better way could there be to spend a Saturday afternoon?  Help promote open knowledge by assisting with the preparation of an Occupy Sandy open data release on International Open Data Day, Feb 23. We’ll be joining-up with Occupy Sandy to

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Occupy Sandy Data Project on International Open Data Day – 2/23

What better way could there be to spend a Saturday afternoon?  Help promote open knowledge by assisting with the preparation of an Occupy Sandy open data release on International Open Data Day, Feb 23. We’ll be joining-up with Occupy Sandy to

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