Python Open Data Summit

  • June 14, 2012 · 7:00 PM

This will be a special meeting held together with the Chicago Python User Group (http://chipy.org/) focused on Open Data and efforts underway that utilize Python heavily to process this data.

Here's the agenda:

Python Open Data Summit Intro
10 Minutes
Brian Ray

Open Government Data Movement Overview
30 Minutes
Paul Baker
The history and goals of the open government data movement nationally and in Chicago, previous commercial uses of open data, such as weather data, and a couple of contemporary examples of how cities and independent groups are using open data.

Big Data De-Duping
45 Minutes
Forest Gregg, Derek Eder
Derek Eder of Webitects and Forest Gregg, a Ph.D. student of sociology at the U of C, will describe the Python library they are developing to deduplicate tabular data, quickly, accurately, and at a large scale. The library facilitates the matching of related records in different data sets, using a machine learning approach. They expect to have a demo to show and will explain how they expect that the library will be used.

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  • Derek E.

    If anyone is interested in the dedupe library Forest and I are working on, here are some places to get started:
    github repo: https://github.com/open-city/ded...­
    presentation slides: https://docs.google.com/presenta...­
    Google group: https://groups.google.com/d/foru...­

    June 15, 2012

  • Ken W.

    Thanks - didn't catch that it was on the chipy.org event page. Nice presentation too, Derek!

    June 15, 2012

  • Derek E.

    The last presenter was Japhy Bartlett.

    From the chipy event description:

    (:20 Twenty Minutes)
    By: Japhy Bartlett
    Explore the indexing / stemming / scoring libraries used to built a highly concise search engine along with redis and tornado.

    June 15, 2012

  • Ken W.

    Great presentations by everyone. Probably the best ChiPy meeting ever!

    Also, who was the last presenter (on rolling your own search engine)? He's not listed here, but that was an interested talk too.

    June 15, 2012

  • Ken W.

    Great talks, great peeps, great location and food/beverages! Ran a couple pizzas short, I think, though.

    June 15, 2012

  • Derek E.

    The ChiPy and OpenGov groups together make a great team. Looking forward to further joint meetups.

    June 15, 2012

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