Wanted: Data Library Project Manager

The Library has been quiet lately, mostly because the Director doesn’t have time to properly manage projects, and because he’s not very good at it. So, we’d like to find a volunteer to manage projects.  This is a volunteer role that would involve: Talking to nonprofits and journalists about data needs Recruiting other volunteers for data … Read more

Data Contest Hangouts

Here is the schedule for the data contest hangouts this week. The next one is Monday at noon, and will present tips on accessing data from the Ambry databases. We’ll be broadcasting these events via Hangouts on Air. Visit our Google+ Page to attend the event.

Tools for the Data Contest

The Student Data Contest is in less than two weeks, so it’s time to get your tools ready. If you are a student and want a shot at $2,100 in prizes, signup for the contest.  One of the best tools available for quickly visualizing data is Tableau, and best of all, if you don’t need … Read more

Student Data Analysis Contest

Along with SDSU and Teradata, the San Diego Regional Data Library is running a data analysis contest for San Diego area High School and College students. The contest starts February 28. Top prize is $1200. For complete details and to register, see the contest announcement page.  

Software For Data Analysis

For the Dig Into Data meetup this Wednesday, we’ll be talking about tools to use for analyzing data. If you’d like to follow along in the meeting, you can install these tools before you arrive. The two applications are: Tableau public, for analyzing tabular data. It is a great tool for basic data mining. QGIS, … Read more

Austin’s Commitment to Civic Innovation

As part of working with the City of San Diego to develop an Open Data Policy, I and others have proposed that the city create a position for a Chief Innovation Officer, a person dedicated to identifying and developing new ways for the City to accomplish it’s job. To get a better idea of what … Read more