Open Data Journalism Workshop (Building Relationships In The Data Using Neo4j)


The Cypher Philly Initiative is an open source web application project designed to empower citizens, journalists, data scientists, coders and creatives with the ability to harness open data for civic good.

Our goal is to simplify the process of telling data-driven stories using open public data to bring about actionable change, while also informing citizens and governments alike. We plan to collaborate with news organizations to publish our results to the greater Philadelphia community

6:00 - 6:30 pm [ Social Hang ]
6:30 - 7:30 pm [ Intro and Demo ]
7:30 - 8:00 pm [ Hands-on Practice ]

Social Hang:
Come, hang out and learn something new meeting like minded people interested in working with Graph Databases, Data Science, Civic Engagement and Journalism

Food and drinks will be provided during this meetup event, courtesy of our sponsors Neo4j

Intro and Demo:
We'll give an in-depth account of how to find open civic data sources, clean your data and formatting for importing. We'll also briefly go over how to upload CSV data into a neo4j's desktop app ( so you can begin to query and visually represent your data.

Hands-on Practice:
The hands-on practice will allow participants to try and query the provided data we have for testing.

What to bring:
- Laptops are encouraged but not necessary for this meetup.
- Bring Yourself and a curious mind ready to tackle interesting problems.

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