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Data Shamrock

Dear DataViz,

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 -

Website -

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 -

Android -

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!

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  • Christian R.

    I had a great time guys. It was good to meet you all. See you at the next one.

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Sean Moore G.

    For those going call[masked]

    March 9, 2013

    • Ramesh C.

      sorry, got it late. I was there at 12:50. Didn't know how to find u(don't use twitter). I did the walk. I don't use smart phone for now. It will change soon. Hope u guys had a lot of fun.

      March 9, 2013

  • Christian R.

    Hey guys, do we actually _need_ tickets to the Shamrock crawl? Or will we just be tagging along unofficially?

    March 9, 2013

  • Ramesh C.

    I am an amateur

    March 8, 2013

  • Sean Moore G.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I have successfully tested the recommended Android app above, it works like a charm and exports the data as a csv. I believe the format for the evening will be to ensure you turn the app on when leaving an establishment, and for battery's sake off when entering. Order won't matter because we're normalizing for distance. If we forget to turn off the pedometer once there, some cluster analysis may be necessary to discriminate between each journey.

    March 8, 2013

  • Emily

    Won't be able to make it, but it sounds like fun! Can't wait to see what information the event yields.

    1 · March 6, 2013

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