• Session XIV - DataHackathon for Social Good
    This datahackathon will bring Sydney's passionate Data Heroes together with local charities and social impact startups, to solve real problems with data driven solutions because the "teamwork makes the dream work" Don't forget to register on the Eventbrite Event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/datahackathon-for-social-good-solving-data-challenges-tickets-51447968258 This event is part of the Visiting Entrepreneur Program, produced by the City of Sydney in collaboration with Event Partner Sydney Data for Democracy. What? For three hours you will collaborate with data heroes to solve real data-related questions. Charities will present the problems they have and you will need to come up with a solution. When? Saturday, 24th of November, from 1pm to 6pm Where? Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, Level 1 What do I need to bring or prepare? You only need to bring your computer, your brain, and your enthusiasm. You can prepare by joining the D4D Slack channel and ask all your questions on #city-sydney and come to our next meetup to learn more about the datahackathon and how to solve a data challenge. Event Agenda: 1pm: Doors Open 1:30pm: Hackathon Begins 4:30pm: Hackathon Ends 5pm: Prizes 6pm: Event Concludes Don't forget to register on the Eventbrite Event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/datahackathon-for-social-good-solving-data-challenges-tickets-51447968258

    Juanita Nielsen Community Centre

    Corner Nicholson Street and Dowling Street · Wooloomooloo

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  • Session XIII - Using open source tools for social impact
    Hi Data Heroes, For Halloween we prepared a very special session for you. We will talk about how to solve social impact for free (and with awesome tools) and where we can find data about crimes in Sydney. Members and newcomers, everyone is welcome! This session will cover three areas: 1. Building and using open source tools to solve social impact challenges 2. Getting ready for our (dat)hackathon for social good with City of Sydney 3. Open data and crimes in Sydney Questions? Suggestions? Don't hesitate to send us a message on meetup.com!

    Macquarie Bank Co-Lab Zone

    1 Shelley Street Sydney · Sydney

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  • Session XII - next projects and hackathons!
    Hey Data Heroes, We have an awesome session coming up with: • Domestic violence and text analytics: data collection and framing a new project (more details to be revealed at the meetup) • Using the Meetup API to see who come to our meetup and how we could leverage these insights • Progress of our current projects and new exciting announcements + the City of Sydney will be present and explain you the next challenge they want you to work on! ** Bring your laptop ** Questions? Suggestions? Don't hesitate to send us a message on meetup.com!

    Macquarie Bank Co-Lab Zone

    1 Shelley Street Sydney · Sydney

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  • Session XI - Community Data Science
    Hi Data Heroes, This is another great opportunity to see what our community has been working on lately, meet other like-minded people and get on board if this is your first D4D meetup! 6.00pm Registration, set up and networking 6.30pm Welcome, community updates and announcements 6.40pm Breakout sessions 8.00pm Close For Session XI we will have two breakout sessions: Track A - New to D4D? Learn about what we do, our current projects you can get involved in, how to start something new, and most importantly: how to setup and use Slack and GitHub to collaborate! You'll make your very first contribution to a D4D project to learn how we use git and GitHub to power our Open analysis projects. Track B - Sustainable community data science mini-hack: Focus session on our five Data for Democracy community pillars (awareness, growth, opportunity, learning and impact), to generate ideas and feedback on how we as a meetup group can better use volunteer time and technology to organise, manage, achieve and sustain our goals. We look forward to seeing you there!

    UTS Connected Intelligence Centre City Campus (Blackfriars), Building 22, Ground Floor

    2 Blackfriars Street · Chippendale

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  • Session X - Special Edition at Tyro Fintech Hub
    Hi Data Heroes, This is our 10th meetup already! For this occasion, we will have a special anniversary edition at the Tyro Fintech Hub on Clarence St. -- Bring your computer! -- In the past month, we have modified our format to make it more accessible to new members and more practical. Every session will: 1. Bring you on board if it is your first D4D meetup 2. Give you the latest updates of our projects and flag opportunities 3. Hold different tracks to progress on our projects 4. Give you the opportunities to meet new people who are passionate about making a positive impact with their skills and knowledge Program: 6pm - 6.15pm: Doors open -- for security reasons, we need you to be on time! 6.30pm - 6.45pm: Introduction of D4D and updates from the community 6.45pm - 7.10pm: Guest Presentation (More details to come) 7.10pm - 7.15pm: Using the Meetup API - an introduction 7.15pm - 8pm: Tracks: 1. New member? Join us at the onboarding track 2. Using the Meetup API: How to use it + what insights could we share about our community (note: please install python (ideally 3.X) and Jupyter Notebook before the session if you want to join this track. If you have any questions about the set up contact the organisers) 3. Crimes Spotting in Sydney - focus on Visualizations

    Tyro Fintech Hub

    155 Clarence Street · Sydney

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  • Session IX - Govhack, Mental Health & More
    Data for Democracy Sydney brings the Sydney community together around data-driven projects for the common good, and supports the development of Sydney’s future data leaders as a hub for learning and networking. Our session of June has three goals: presenting Data for Democracy to new members or anyone who is interested in what we do; helping selected projects to progress and giving data-driven insights of our community. New members - You will get an overview of the tools we use and the projects we work on at the moment. You will also have the opportunity to get on board directly and join another project right after. Members - Two projects need your help -- Govhack and Conviction Health. GovHack: GovHack is an open data hackathon, run annually by volunteers, focussed on unlocking the value in open data published by government. At this stage the main goal is to identify available data (scope, nature, access, usage permissions per policy, etc) and put strategies in place to collect where appropriate. Conviction Health: Conviction Group aims to encourage young people to re-evaluate their perspectives on pivotal issues concerning their health and provide them with the tools to enhance their decision-making. We have started collaborated with this organisation recently and need to have a team and new ideas. Everyone - Some of the leaders have worked on the best way to collect and analyse data about community (surveys, API's, Tableau, etc.). Insights will be presented at the session! More generally, the meetup is a great way to meet other like-minded people who are both data-driven and interested in having a better impact with their skills. Note: Becoming a member is free and easy! Contact us at [masked] if you want to know more about what we do and how we do it.

    UTS Connected Intelligence Centre City Campus (Blackfriars), Building 22, Ground Floor

    2 Blackfriars Street · Chippendale

  • Session VIII - Learning by Doing
    Join Sydney Data for Democracy for Session VIII as we work together to drive social impact with data! On the back of the success of our new meetup format introduced last session, our May meetup will follow the same hands-on format so that you can learn about what we do by getting involved! Whether it's your first time or your 8th, we're looking forward to seeing you there! -- the D4D Sydney leaders ----------------------- Our program for Session VIII: 6.00pm Registration, set up and networking 6.30pm Welcome, community updates and announcements 6.45pm Breakout sessions: Track A - New to D4D? Learn about what we do, our current projects you can get involved in, how to start something new, and most importantly: how to setup and use Slack and GitHub to collaborate! You'll make your very first contribution to a D4D project to learn how we use git and GitHub to power our Open analysis projects. Track B - NSW Fuel Prices mini-hack: Focus session on our project to uncover fuel purchasing insights using the fuel price calendar we've built at https://github.com/d4dsyd/p-nsw-fuel-prices. The focus of this session will be to create some simple, insightful and shareable infographics we can spread into our communities to help them make informed purchasing decisions. The best insights will also be showcased in an upcoming D4D Medium article! Track C - (TBC - maybe you're interested in running your own breakout session in our next meetup? Talk to us [masked]) 8.00pm Wrap-up ----------------------- What to bring? - You'll need your laptop - An internet connection (e.g. your phone) - If you're new to git, install SourceTree from http://sourcetreeapp.com beforehand so you can participate in Track A. - Your favourite data analysis tools - we love Open Source tools like R and Python (since anyone can learn and use them!), you're also welcome to use whatever tools you are experienced with. - Signup for a GitHub account at http://github.com, so we can add you to our organisation for project access. - Fill in the membership form at http://d4d.sydney/join - we use this information to get to know your interests and skills, and to invite you to our Slack!

    UTS Connected Intelligence Centre City Campus (Blackfriars), Building 22, Ground Floor

    2 Blackfriars Street · Chippendale

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  • Session VII - Over to you!
    (Reminder: Please bring your laptops!) Hey Data Heroes! here is the program for our April session: 6.00pm Registration and networking 6.30pm Welcome, community updates and guest speaker: Aurelie Jacquet 7.00pm Breakout sessions 8.00pm Wrap-up In the breakout sessions we'll let you know all about our current projects, connect you with project leaders relevant to your interests, show you how we collaborate as a community and help set you up with our collaboration tools. - We will give you the opportunity to go through the on-boarding process with us and give your right away all the tools you need to start with us - The Domestic Violence project wants you! Several tasks need to be done for this project and we will need your brains to help the projects progress You can join our Slack by completing the member profile at http://d4d.sydney/join (the information you provide will help us recommend projects of interest to you - you can see some of them at http://d4d.sydney/projects). Be sure to invite your friends, colleagues, and anyone else you know who would be interested in using data to tackle unsolved problems in our society! Looking forward to seeing you at Session VII!

    UTS Connected Intelligence Centre City Campus (Blackfriars), Building 22, Ground Floor

    2 Blackfriars Street · Chippendale

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  • Session VI - Data Heroes & More learning!
    Hey Data Heroes! We have planned a diverse and awesome program for our session of March! We wanted you to: 1. Get to know Sydney Data For Democracy if you are not in our community (yet!) 2. Share our wins and current projects 3. Have our usual guest segment where you can learn more about social and/or data actors of Sydney 4. A Learning segment to feed your hungry brains 5. Networking sessions to get to know other Data Heroes! • What we'll do The program: 6 pm: Networking and project exhibitions 6.30 pm: Introduction and Community updates 6.40 pm: Projects spotlight 6.50 pm: Our guest presentation - GovHack 7.05 pm: Learning Segment 7.20 pm: Q&A 7.30 pm: More networking Contact us if you have questions regarding the program or the venue, Bring your friends, Have fun! • What to bring Your enthusiasm and your curiosity

    UTS Connected Intelligence Centre City Campus (Blackfriars), Building 22, Ground Floor

    2 Blackfriars Street · Chippendale

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  • Session V - Current projects, new opportunities!
    **Enter via Buckland St** Session V is Monday 26th Feb from 6pm. The full program is below! Make sure you join the #city-sydney channel in the official Data for Democracy Slack (invites: http://d4d.sydney/join-slack) Program: 6pm Networking and welcome 6.30pm Presentations begin Community segment (Ethel and Blair) • Welcome to Data for Democracy, about our community and brief history • Important info for first time attendees and how to stay connected (Slack!) • Community update and leaders announcements Impact segment (Nathan and Project Lead) • Active projects update, progress and how to get involved • **Project Spotlight:** Refugees Welcome Opportunity segment (Tim and Guest) • Partnerships and new projects update • **Guest Presentation:** Marco Capobianco / Conviction Group Learning segment (Sid) • How we work: how to effectively use the Data for Democracy Slack 7.30pm Presentations conclude • Q&A and other announcements into networking and project discussion

    UTS Connected Intelligence Centre City Campus (Blackfriars), Building 22, Ground Floor

    2 Blackfriars Street · Chippendale

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