Interested in how to tell stories involving big data? Curious about how to map population growth in India, or want to create an app that reports local crime data in your neighborhood?
Hacks/hackers, in combination with the 9.9 School of Convergence, is hosting a hackday around the theme of "big data." We want to create maps and visualizations that organize important data sets, make news more available, and help people find information.
We'll provide WiFi, snacks and suggestions. It'll be a team exercise, so this'll be a great chance to meet and make something with people from different disciplines. Come with ideas for data sets you'd like to work with! Possible data sources include: the World Bank's country indicators, India crime data, and commodity prices.
For directions to the 9.9 campus, check here: http://www.schoolofconvergence.com/campus.html
For those who are curious, check out this election map over at the NYT, or this map of unemployment data by county over at Washington Post, for examples of what people have done with data in other parts of the world.