A workshop with Code for America and Code4ABQ
- Where: FatPipe ABQ
- When: July 11, 2015, 9 - 12:30
- Cost: $5 (covering cost of coffee & snacks)
- All Levels
- Bring a computer
ABQ WebGeeks is excited to announce the first skills-based workshop in a series that aims to bring a new skillset to each participant in a fun, interactive, community-focused environment.
Code for America and Code4ABQ are teaming up with ABQ WebGeeks in our inaugural workshop to introduce participants to the City of Albuquerque’s 100% free Open Data. We will be discussing such topics as data types, formats, typical processing steps, and best of all, potential uses. After a thorough but whirlwind tour, the workshop will break into two tracks: an observation-driven mapping project (combining the city’s open data and the US Census Bureau’s CitySDK) led by Melo King, and a follow-along tutorial lead by Jennings Hanna, who plans to introduce services such as CartoDB for quick data mapping and visualization, and lead participants through a complete data mapping project.
ABQ WebGeeks workshops aim to take our monthly talks a step further by providing each participant with more exposure to and some practice with a new skill to be able to leave the event with a sense of working knowledge of the topic and some usable written code, to boot.
Please consider sharing this workshop with anyone you feel may benefit from it.
About our Trainers:
As a cartographic engineer, Melo is focused on turning location data into meaningful geographic content. She incorporates any technology necessary to help people collect, analyze, and visualize geographic data. From the water we drink to the streets we drive on, Melo is interested in the cartography of systems that keep us connected.
Jennings Hanna believes that together we can make the world stronger through design. Prior to the CfA he’s been designing content and interactions for the NFL, NYC Transit, NPR, TPM, and more. He holds a MFA in Interaction Design from the School of Visual Arts. Jennings is impassioned by working with the public and looks forward to elevating our experiences with our cities and governments.