This is our first (in hopefully many) data visualization hack days aimed at bringing folks together to hack on data visualization projects, explore ideas, and learn from each other.
Our monthly meetings are great times to share projects and ideas, but this hack day will be focused on building data visualizations together and learning practical skills.
Coffee and other drinks will be provided by Tesserae Talent Strategies. Lunch will not be provided, but you are able to bring in food if you like.
Projects and datasets?
We have a couple ideas for projects and datasets, but overall, these will be provided by the attendees.
If you have a project or dataset you want to work on, please comment below.
What to bring?
A good attitude and tools to build visualizations. A laptop is probably the preferred tool, but as we have seen in our meetings, there are plenty of ways of making data visualizations with physical materials, like paper and yarn. If you can't bring a laptop to the event, let us know and we will do our best to find one for you.
The U of M guest wireless network has been known to be both awesome and frustrating, so if you have a device that utilizes other networks for internet access, it would be helpful to bring that along.
The Hack Day will be at the Humphrey Institute on the U of M campus. The address is 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. The room is downstairs in the back of the Computer Lab in Room 50.
Here is a map to the building and some places to park:
In addition to the ramp parking on the link above, there is some free short-term parking back in the surrounding neighborhoods, and a surface lot behind the Red Sea and Keefer Court restaurants (daylong parking for $7).
Bike parking is just south of the building, and Routes 2, 7 and 22 run nearby, as well as all of the University Ave busses (16, 50, 3, etc.).