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Open data everywhere! Now what?

Join Hacks Hackers Philly for a mini data dive on November 15!

During our November meeting, we'll explore tools for gathering, cleaning, analyzing, and mapping data. Guest speakers from the journalism and tech worlds will give lightning talks (~15min) on the following topics: 

Google Fusion Tables

Google Refine



After the lightning talks, we'll spend some time brainstorming possible projects that journalists could work on at the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event in Philly on December 3. (See below for more information on RHoK.)

The agenda

  • 6:30-7:00pm: Pizza and networking
  • 7:00-8:00pm: Mini data dive: lightning talks on favorite data tools
  • 8:00-8:30pm: Brainstorm ideas for Random Hacks of Kindness on December 3
  • 8:30pm: Drinks?


More information on Random Hacks of Kindness: Hacking for Humanity

Our mission is to make the world a better place through a global community of innovation developing practical open technology.

Problem Solving

RHoK is unique in the space of “apps competitions,” “hackathons,” and “technology for social good”. RHoK’s model is to start from identifying, defining and refining problem definitions provided by subject matter experts and local stakeholders. This ensures that volunteer time is focused on solving real problems for real people.

Capacity Building

We work to build the capacity of other people and organizations. We are committed to building the capacity of subject matter experts and local stakeholders to identify problems where technology can help, volunteer technologists to understand these problems and create solutions, and event organizers to run events that bring these groups together for close collaboration.



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  • Brett S.

    Awesome group of people attended. Great information. Google Refine is amazing.

    November 17, 2011

  • Patrick

    I couldn't make all of the meeting, but the two presentations I was there for were great!

    November 16, 2011

  • Shaun E.

    I was impressed with the demos of ScraperWiki, Google Refine, and Google Fusion Tables, as well as the "pitch" from Hacks of Random Kindness. The enthusiasm of the group was great.

    November 16, 2011

  • Bru

    From the comments in the first meeting..
    "the meetup will be on the 16th floor."

    November 15, 2011

  • Corey

    Where in the Municipal Services Building will be meeting?

    November 14, 2011

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