Past Meetup

R-Ladies for PAWS (Community Data Project Kickoff)

This Meetup is past

53 people went

WeWork

1010 N Hancock St · Philadelphia, PA

How to find us

Bring a photo ID and scan it at the guest registration tablets at the front desk when you arrive at WeWork. If your photo ID does not successfully scan, please check in at the tablet as a guest of "Meetup Event".

Location image of event venue

Details

Join us in February and March for a good cause! We'll be running a virtual "datathon" to help PAWS (the city's largest no-kill shelter) with data analytics to help them further improve their adoption and foster programs. At this kickoff event, we'll share the project description, we'll go over the dataset, and we'll form small groups that will then work together for a month over Slack and GitHub to help PAWS answer specific questions. We will reconvene in March for the grand conclusion, and to share our experiences with the process.

This will provide a great opportunity for everyone involved to get hands on experience working on a community data science project. You don't need anything more than enthusiasm and a computer to get started! Stay tuned for more details - they will be posted here as we finalize the datasets.

---
What to bring:
* Bring your laptop - we will be using R, Git, and Slack for this project and we can help you get set up with these tools - all experience levels are welcome
* We will have pizza and soda

---
Getting there:
This event is hosted by WeWork in their Northern Liberties location (in the Piazza @ 1010 North Hancock Street). This location is less than a ten minute walk away from Spring Garden or Girard MFL stations.

About WeWork:
WeWork is a community for creators. We transform buildings into
beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide the infrastructure, services, events and technology so our members can focus on doing what they love. WeWork currently has 111 locations in 29 cities across the world with over 70,000 members. Book a tour at wework.com now!