Open Data Project Presentation

  • March 19, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • IBM Glendale

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.

Join or login to comment.

  • yifei s.

    Good meeting everyone...About the Forum on Open Data...It is scheduled on April 24th, two sessions. 1. 3:30pm - 5:30pm, and 2. 7:00pm-9:00pm on CSUN campus. Location: SQ104.

    March 21, 2014

  • Ryan R.

    Hey guys & gals,

    It was great meeting and talking with you all last night. The talks were great and I look forward to the next meetup.

    I just wanted to let those of you that might be interested know about a networking event coming up on Saturday. It is a networking dinner and bourbon tasting event in Pasadena. This is pretty last minute but wanted to invite you all.

    March 20, 2014

  • David G.

    Excellent presentations and projects. Braddock's Internet in a Box and Michael's Gutenberg Bible of Report Writers were inspirational as well as incredibly innovative. Yifei's and Alex's presentations highlighted the issues of measuring government's effectiveness and efficiency. The City departments have many automation projects in process. Perhaps this group could help to see that performance measures are baked into those projects to make for easier analysis and accountability. Thank you Alex.

    March 20, 2014

  • Michael J. C.

    I really enjoyed meeting everybody today.

    March 20, 2014

  • Amarpal S.

    lively and informative

    March 20, 2014

  • Alex L.

    Surprised by tonight's active and engaged discussion, love it!

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • David R.

    Apologies for having missed this - I injured my foot and can't drive anywhere. (And I live a mile away! :-P) I'll definitely be at the next one - I'd love to collaborate with this group.

    March 19, 2014

  • Amarpal S.

    Is parking available?

    March 19, 2014

  • Jared H.

    LA Mayor Garcetti's public budget meeting is the same night in Boyle Heights until 8pm. Would it be alright if I came after that a little late?

    March 17, 2014

    • Alex L.

      Our meeting will run from 7pm to 9pm that you are welcome to join anytime.

      March 17, 2014

  • Amir A.

    Hi Alex:
    It would be a good idea to if possible broadcast the meeting online for people out of town.

    1 · March 5, 2014

  • yifei s.

    Thank Alex for including my project with LADWP...

    March 4, 2014

  • yifei s.


    Tanks for the invitation...Sorry for missing last meeting...Good to catch up this time...

    March 4, 2014

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more

I decided to start Reno Motorcycle Riders Group because I wanted to be part of a group of people who enjoyed my passion... I was excited and nervous. Our group has grown by leaps and bounds. I never thought it would be this big.

Henry, started Reno Motorcycle Riders

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy