The GovData Project: Accessing and Visualizing Massive Data Sets over the Web
Mon Jan 10, 01-05:00pm, E15-493
Tue Jan 11 thru Fri Jan 14, 01-05:00pm, E14-493
Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: At least a year of general programming experience required.
- Help make US Government data open and transparent?
- Learn how to organize and visualize massive datasets over the web?
- Join a team a high-impact open-source coding project?
Join us for the MIT-Harvard GovData Project Winter Course!
Session 1 -- Government Data 101: A brief tour of the Open Government Initiative & GovData platform.
Session 2 -- Backend Tools: Writing high-powered data analysis and search APIs with Python, MongoDB, and Apache Solr.
Session 3 -- Backend Hackathon: Parsing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Session 5 -- Frontend Hackathon: Creating a dynamic browser for the federal data universe.
Centered around the GovData platform, we will teach a variety of widely-applicable data wrangling skills. By the end of the week, we aim to assemble a motivated team of contributors going forward to help launch the initiative over the coming six months.
Contact: Daniel Yamins, 46-6147, (617) 230-4765, email@example.com
Sponsor: Media Arts & Sciences
Cosponsor: Center for Future Civic Media
Latest update: 16-Dec-2010