Unlock the Power of Open Data

What is Open Data, and what can it do for you?

Open data has the power to improve the government, empower citizens, create new business and career opportunities, and solve big public problems.

Four-Week Saturday Series:

Find out more in this four-week series about unlocking the power of open data:

  • Week 1, September 23
    What is Open Data?
    Saturday, September 23, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    SLIDES: bit.ly/opendataclass1
  • Week 2, September 30
    How Can I Use Open Data?
    Saturday, September 30, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    SLIDES: bit.ly/opendataclass2
  • Week 3, October 7
    Tell a Story with Open Data
    Saturday, October 7, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    SLIDES: bit.ly/opendataclass3

    PRESIDENTIAL WORDCLOUD INSTRUCTIONS: If you want to make your own inaugural address wordcloud, follow these instructions: Go to The American Presidency Project. Choose an inaugural address. Copy (CTRL + C) the text. Go to www.wordclouds.com. Select “Wizard”. Paste the text, then select "Apply".
  • Week 4, October 14
    Final Project: Answer real-world questions. Solve real-world problems.

    (Bonus: Learn how you can help make open data better!)

    Saturday, October 14, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    SLIDES: bit.ly/opendataclass4

Additional Details:

  • This free series was open to anyone. Registration was encouraged to ensure your seat.
  • Each class built on the next, so we encouraged you to attend all four.
  • Computers were provided, but you were free to bring your own laptop if you preferred.
  • If you missed the series, you can review slides, handouts, and videos at bit.ly/SJPLopendatalinks.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, SJPL Works
150 E. San Fernando St. San José, CA 95112

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