Two New York dates

There are two upcoming events in New York City that are quite interesting for those how are interested in urban data usage:

1. Mapping Data for Good 101

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:30 PM
  • New Work City 412 Broadway (2nd Floor), New York, NY (map)
  • Speaker: Andrew Hill
  • Description: When should you map data? When should you *not* map data? What can you learn from a data map? What types of bias can distract you from the truth? How can mapping data help make the world a better place? We’ll be discussing all these questions and more at our first Meetup of 2014 with guests Andrew Hill and Lela Prashad, plus Andrew will be giving a short tutorial on how to use CartoDB. Come ready with questions in mind and laptops in hand! Beginners are welcome. You can create a free CartoDB account here:

2. Author Panel for Open Data and Technology I

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Thoughtworks NYC 99 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY (map)
  • Price: $5.00/per person
  • Description: This talk will show how Open Data from government, private sources, and social media is opening huge new opportunities in business and the public sector. Attendees are encouraged to read Joel Gurin’s blog at and the new book Open Data Now (Copies will also be available for sale at the event.).This talk will explore the implications of Open Data using a broad definition: Open Data is accessible public data we can use to launch new ventures, analyze trends, make decisions, and solve problems. The talk will cover: – What Open Data is – and how it relates to Big Data and Open Government- Sources of Open Data, including government, private sector, and social media – Eight major Open Data trends- Lessons for business, government, and the tech sector. The talk will be non-technical in nature and requires no previous knowledge of Open Data or the technology used to manage it. Instead, the talk will focus on the implications of Open Data for our economy and society.

So if you are in New York City you should take a look at them…

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