When Data Goes Bad

Data analysts should always be skeptical of their data, because it very often goes bad. The Quartz bad data guide is a summary of the most common data flaws, from automatic Excel conversions to inappropriate use of Margins of...

Healthy Food Access Data Library Project

Project Management Site Collect and analyze data about the food system in San Diego county. The San Diego Food System Alliance’s Healthy Food Access Working Group is developing an indicator library to analyze food access issues, and we need your help to locate...

SDSU Big Data Hackathon

Big Data Hackathon on Oct 3 at 9AM at SDSU! On October 3, the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age will host a Big Data Hackathon at San Diego State University. Contestants will use data analysis and programming to solve civic problems related to water...

Maienschein Mandates Machine Readability

Finally, our legislators are getting below the surface of the Open Data issue and addressing one of the deeper plains: Open Data is nearly useless when it is delivered in PDF. To address this problem, our very own Brian Maienschein (well, the inland “us” )...

2015 Data Contest Winners

We completed our 2015 Data Contest with final presentations and winners at the awards ceremony on Tuesday. Here are the winners and their presentations: UCSD MAS Data Science, Time and Space Analysis of Food Distribution Presentation Narrative irHacker, California...

Data Contest Links

The SDSU Data Contest Kickoff is tomorrow! Better register if you haven’t already. Here are all of the last minute details. Time and Location: Petersen Gym, SDSU, Room 153, 1:00 PM Parking: Parking Structure 5 ( PS5 )  Full Schedule. Before: Register for the...