BetaNYC has designed trainings & tools specifically intended to help New Yorkers access, analyze, map & use government data to inform decision-making. We hope you can join us & learn about the data you create.
These insights come from a three year partnership with the Manhattan Borough President's Office Gale A. Brewer. This 101 workshop will introduce the fundamentals, key terms, & processes you need to understand NYC's open data.
This workshop will focus on BASIC data concepts & key terms of NYC311's open data set. Come ready to learn terms & processes we use to explore data.
Note - you will not need a computer for this class. This is an interactive workshop to build up your literacy in key terms. Again, this class focuses on terms & concepts, not code. By the end of the class, you will have used a series of cards to demystify key terms - sorts, filter, group by, count, & the pivot function - also, you will have learned how to ask simple questions of NYC311 data.
If you are interested in learning how to play with open data & spreadsheets & don't know where to start, this is the class for you.
**Things to bring** a notepad, a pen, or some other note taking device. We will not be using computers to teach you. Feel free to bring your lunch
This class is free to Manhattan Borough President Staff, Manhattan Community Board Staff & Members, & City Council Staff. If you don't have an access code, please email firstname.lastname@example.org >
We have five public seats with a suggested donation of $30.
We will be hosting three other intro to open data classes. All classes are at the Manhattan Borough President's Office & take place from noon to 2. Please register for them.
Intro to BoardStat & data journeys - Thursday, Jan 15
Intro to the city open data portal & spreadsheets - Tuesday, Jan 29
Intro to US Census data, GIS, & the Carto platform - Thursday, Jan 31