March 19, 2014 · 7:00 PM
This meetup will focus on open data projects, for which a few of us will present some analytical projects for 10-20 minutes, and then open for Q&A, as well as for networking for future collaboration. Opportunities will also be provided for self introduction and for suggestions.
1) Braddock Gaskill, a software engineering entrepreneur, will present the Internet-in-a-Box project that brings open data to developing countries.
2) Michael Chen, an enterprise software architect, will present their special reporting tool bringing disparate data sources together to Excel and others for analysis. The demo will use Socrate as a data source, and use some of the Los Angeles open data.
3) Yifei Sun, professor at Cal State Northridge, will talk about his research project with LADWP on program evaluations of Los Angeles energy programs using GIS and spatial statistics.
4) Alex Liu, a chief data scientist and big data scientist, will discuss a process of using open data to develop scores, which may be used to improve inspection effectiveness for cities like NYC.
If time permits, Alex will also discuss about open data project opportunities for Los Angeles and perhaps possible funding sources, as our meetup starts to get a lot of attentions.
As before, Starbucks coffee and cookies will be provided.
Parking along the Brand Blvd costs about $1 per hour, and you may find free parking in nearby small streets.