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R Ladies + Open Data Day Mini-Hack
March 25 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC+0
Open Data Day* is an annual and global celebration of open data. Most ODD events focus on encouraging people to use open data for the purpose of improving research, public works, environmental causes or human rights issues – This is awesome and we support it! Our event is a little different.
People and organizations all over the world are taking the time to curate information sources (census, social media, web sites, finance, community projects, academic research…) and then turning that information into clean, well described data sets in easily accessible and ingestible formats for anyone to use.
We’re planning two 45 minute tutorials to help get people started:
– Easy web scraping in R with the rvest package
– Managing datasets on Data.World through Github and/or Google Sheets
The rest of the time is for getting together (in teams or individually) to create open data sets that have never existed before! Check out kaggle and data.world to start getting inspired by the awesome data being hosted there.
12:30 PM Arrival – Socializing
1:00 PM Welcome – Goals
1:15 PM Tutorial – Web Scraping in R with the rvest Package
2:00 PM Start Data Curation/Creation! In teams or on your own
3:15 PM Tutorial – Sharing Data on Data.World through Github or Google Sheets Management
4:45 PM Drinks & Sharing
*Yes, the official Open Data Day is supposed to be March 4th 2017, We’re having this event later in the month. We want a whole Open Data Month!