Open Data Book Club is a monthly series of events aimed at exploring open datasets that relate to the National Capital Region. If you are into open data, data journalism, statistics, visualizations, and civic technology, this is the meetup for you. All are welcome and no prior skills or experience is required - come and learn about open data and what can be done with it!
Last month a landmark study was released on Ottawa Police traffic stop race data. It was a two year study by York University researchers on the race of Ottawa residents stopped by the police in traffics stops. The research team had 81,902 traffic stop observations in the study. Read more about the study here. As part of the release of the research report, the raw data (including traffics stops for non-Ottawa residents) and the study data have been released in spreadsheet format. You can find the data here. This month we will look at this topical dataset.
Interested in presenting something? We'd love to see what you can come up with. All those interested are given a short time-slot to present. Past projects you've done are also welcome, we just ask you keep it open data related. Please let us know if you plan to present so we can make sure to set aside a bit of time for you. There is no obligation to present or to have attended any previous meetup. All you need to bring is your interest!