Many of you are part of Data Community DC in general (DSDC, DBDC, SPDC) and we feel it's time we had fun, Data Style!
This St. Patrick's Day Weekend we are conducting an experiment: How many steps does it take to move from location to location as the day and evening progress (normalized for distance of course). Everyone who submits their results will be featured as part of an analysis and visualization of the combined data, which I'm sure we'll have fun presenting.
This event is open to everyone who may not partake in traditional St.Patrick beverages, especially as their data will serve as a baseline for comparison.
We'll be piggy-backing on "The Shamrock Crawl", which has two initial locations to start days festivities: Mad Rose & Velocity5. Tickets and details are available here:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/131579973679511/
Website - www.TheShamrockCrawl.com
Here are two pedometer apps for iOS and Android, but however you decide to submit your data we'll make sure it's included. Remember, all we need is number of steps over absolute-time (meaning anything that can be referenced to a common time). If you can provide more detail, that's just icing on the cake.
iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pedometer-ultimate-gps-+/id475663221?mt=8
Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corusen.accupedo.te&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5jb3J1c2VuLmFjY3VwZWRvLnRlIl0
There are a number of ways to keep in touch with each other throughout the day, including commenting on the event page, email, text, calls, and using the hashtag #DataShamrock on Twitter.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. The Shamrock Crawl has been planned for some time, and we already have a large turnout outside this event, so we're looking forward to seeing everyone there, Happy St.Patrick's Day!