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 collect, digitize and pre-process data that includes canvasing forms, Amazon registry records, and more.   At the end of the day, we’ll apply for an Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) so that Occupy Sandy data can be used to inform civil action, community initiatives and research more broadly.

The following week, on Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd, is the Occupy Data Hackathon.  There, we’ll be using the data to help assess the breadth and depth of the Occupy Sandy relief effort, and the extent of unmet needs in neighborhoods devastated by Sandy.   In addition to data analysis and visualization, the’ll be other opportunities to work with the data, and other data sets to work with at the hackathon too.

Group will be meeting at the CUNY Graduate Center on 365 Fifth Ave, room 5409 from 12-6PM.  The building is diagonally across from the NE corner of the ESB.

All skill levels are welcome, and informal training will be available for anyone looking to jump in and help.  Please register here so we can put your name on the visitor list.

Lunch and snacks provided!

Event is sponsored by OpenCUNY, JustPublics@365 and the Doctoral Students’ Council



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  2. FYI – the registration link is behind a google authorization wall. Can’t register.

    • srt0

      Thanks so much for pointing that out! We’ll fix it ASAP. Please try back again in a half hour.

  3. Congratulations on your International Open Data Day event! If you are looking for federal data today, check out http://data.gov (or let me know if you need any assistance): @JeanneHolm (Data.gov Evangelist). You can also find more data at Cities.Data.gov, Counties.Data.gov, and States.Data.gov. Good luck!

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