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

Week 1
What is Open Data?
Wednesday, April 4, 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
SLIDES
Handout1
Handout2
Kids Data website 
Evaluation

Week 2
How Can I Use Open Data?
Wednesday, April 11, 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
SLIDES
Handout 3 Treasure Hunt
Treasure Hunt: Fun, Business, Environmental & Agriculture
Open Licenses for Data and Content
Evaluation

Week 3
Tell a Story with Open Data\
Wednesday, April 18, 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
SLIDES
PRESIDENTIAL WORDCLOUD 
 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 Word Clouds website. Select "Wizard". Paste the text, then select "Apply". 

2015 California Wildfires
Handout 5 How to Make a Map and a Chart

Evaluation

Week 4
Final Project: Answer real-world questions. Solve real-world problems. 
(Bonus: Learn how you can help make open data better!)
Wednesday, April 11, 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
SLIDES

School shooting

Demographics

Suggestion

Open Data Impact Map

Handout 6: Data Quality
Handout 7 Paid Data Jan 2018
Evaluation

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