Join us for our first, hands-on meeting of the New Year!
D&C Education reporters Tiffany Lakes and Meaghan McDermott have asked us to help find "story seeds" in a number of national and local public data sets.
You don't need to be a techie or a database expert to participate in this event. In fact, this will be a great opportunity for Hacks and Storytellers to learn more about how public data can be leveraged for reporting and what types of searches are possible.
Sean Lahman, the D&C's Data Guru, will kick things off with a presentation on digging for stories in databases. Then Tiffany and Meaghan will present the data sets they are looking for help with. After that we'll break up into small "fishing" groups and we'll see what we can find.
And, as with all our RIT meetings, after the formal meeting is done, the "after meeting" will take place at the Lovin' Cup.
Since this is a hands-on meeting, be sure to bring a laptop (if you have one)