Past Meetup

Denton Bedouins: Hack the city's open data!

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Well, kind of - but with a twist!

March 4th is Open Data Day. If you didn't make it last year, you missed quite an event! We've learned a lot since then, so this year we're doing a little more prep work to define better goals for the group.

And since Open Data Day last year, and with the launch of the WhatWorksCities program in Denton, the city has since built and released an open data portal for us to use! It's not perfect, but that's why we're here.

Here are a few objectives for this prep-event:

- Assess the current data sets on
- Determine if they are valid to use, and if not, what needs to be fixed.
- For more useful datasets, determine if we need to "clean" them up beforehand
- Submit requests for important datasets currently unavailable
- Upload last year results from Open Data Day
- Start a technical writing group to help assist in documentation

So why is this event called "Denton Bedouins"? Well, simply because one of TechMill's good friends and UNT Ph.D. students, Abdulrahman Habib from Saudi, is conducting a research study over this very thing, and he has promised us some authentic Arabic coffee and dates to fuel the group, and lunch as well.

If you have any questions or interest in helping out, feel free to comment below!