August 14, 2013 · 6:30 PM
In cahoots with FreeGeek Chicago
A workshop focusing on fundamental data journalism and web development skills using the Supreme Chi-Town Coding Crew's Cook County Jail API—a Django-based web API that provides data about inmates in Cook County Jail by scraping for the Sheriff's Inmate Locator.
All skill levels welcome
• drawing the jail's floorplan
• analysing data
• improving the scraper
• project architecture & documentation
• front end data viz and user experience
• mining the data for leads.
Full details and agenda on the hackpad: https://hackpad.com/Django-Jail-Hack-jxgoZ2nkea8