DataPotluck XII will continue their focus on hands-on workshopping of tools, focusing on Excel (everyone’s favorite workhorse) and OpenRefine (the coolest, free-est tool to clean data that you haven’t heard of).
Data Potluck’s featured non-profit partner this month is the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). They’ll have some of their data to work with to learn tools, and staff along for us to learn about–and help brainstorm on–their data- and analytics-related challenges.
This *is* a potluck so bring your favorite food or beverage! Our live stream coverage will begin at 6:15!
Data Potluck is a monthly meetup that brings together data scientists together to work on ways to help nonprofits using data. These meetups are held at the Chicago Community Trust and features a potluck dinner.
One of the features of the meetup is an exercise called Data Tasting where the group takes a set of data from a government agency or non-profit organization and figures out ways to make that data useful to the agency.
Data Potluck organizer Young-Jin Kim talks about San Francisco’s dataset.