FEC Campaign Data Analysis Workshop

  • September 25, 2012 · 7:00 PM

Just in time for the 2012 election season, our September meetup will be a deep dive into public Federal Election Commission (FEC) campaign finance data using graph techniques.

First, Dave Fauth of IntelliWare Systems will demonstrate how to use Neo4J and Cypher to ingest and analyze the FEC's public datasets. Dave will show how simple queries can be combined to answer complex questions about how companies, lawmakers and prominent individuals influence the US political system at local, state, and federal levels.

Then, we'll break out into small groups to perform our own analyses, and see if we can find interesting relationships or features in the data.

Note: Attendees should bring laptops with JAVA installed for the workshop portion of this meeting. Neo4J should be downloaded (www.neo4j.org). If need be, we can help install Neo4J.

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  • Peter N.

    Dave, thanks you and Andreas for pulling thus workshop, see you at graphconnect.com!

    October 3, 2012

  • Peter N.

    Dave, thanks you and Andreas for pulling thus workshop, see you at graphconnect.com!

    October 3, 2012

  • dave f.

    October 2, 2012

  • dave f.

    I will be posting the slides up on Slideshare soon. Thanks to all that came out. I had a great time. Thanks for all of the questions.

    September 27, 2012

  • Colin M.

    Thanks to Scott and Dave! I had to leave early but really enjoyed what I saw and am looking forward to exploring the examples more on my own.

    September 26, 2012

  • Scott B.

    Coming! Down in 30 sec.

    September 25, 2012

  • Chakri

    I am stuck out side :(

    September 25, 2012

  • Chakri

    On the way .... sorry running late

    September 25, 2012

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