To those who joined our 1st School of Data workshop of the year, spending part of last weekend to explore food-related datasets with us - you were an awesome group to work with, thanks for coming! See Hackday results for a list of Data Packages we produced.
A brief overview from data literacy to data wrangling followed: we quickly covered the basic ideas, and you can visit the School of Data Online Courses page, as well as search our forum for tutorials and more links to explore. Then, we dived in and came up with a big pile of ideas, everyone sharing their topics and interests.
We divided up into three groups around broader themes - roughly: economics, consumption and sustainability - and worked our way through the ideas generated. A list of relevant datasets emerged through searching open data portals and the World Wide Web.
Several of these seemed especially promising (in terms of openness, accessibility, usefulness…), so we started creating Data Packages in view of helping hackday teams to get started. You can find these at food.schoolofdata.ch - we will continue building up this resource over the weeks ahead, so please keep sending in your suggestions!
If you have any follow up questions or feedback, shoot us a note on our forum thread or via Twitter. If you would like us to run another workshop like this one, even in another city or at your organisation - let’s get in touch. Here are upcoming dates from our calendar:
- January 31 - Open Data Meetup, Lausanne
- February 3+4 - Make Zurich 2017 (register here)
- February 10+11 - Open Food Hackdays, Zürich + Lausanne
- March 4 - Open Data Day Hackathon, Zürich (collecting ideas now!)
Have a great start to the year & bon appetit!
• Oleg Lavrovsky