NYC Open Data Newsletter 4/28/14

Our Friends!


New York is looking for community minded data scientists to produce technology-driven solutions that make it easier to explore quality, charges, and costs data for medical procedures provided by NYS inpatient hospital facilities. $20K in prize will be awarded.
Submission deadline: July 24, 2014
Read more.

The NYC BigApps is back and bigger than ever with With over $100K in cash prizes and $200K of in-kind perks. Sign up to tackle New York City’s toughest challenges alongside codes, engineers, investors, and designers. Come to build. Come to solve. Come to win.
The launch party is May 7th.
Sign up at their Website

Open data is accessible public data we use to launch new ventures, analyze trends, make data-driven decisions, and solve complex problems.
New Insights: Open Data Companies – 8 video case studies

Upcoming Events!

Anniversary Party!!

We are one year old!

Let’s celebrate it by throwing a party and customize our own T-shirts!

May 19th, 2014(Mon)

Please come with your name design. We will supply the painting tools and paint. We will also have a birthday cake!! Delicious and yummy! Tons of drinks! RSVP here

On April 28th at 7:00pm, Professor Ramnath will be teaching us rCharts, his very own R package! The package offers quicker, cleaner, and more powerful plotting capability than are available in base R.
See a demo of rCharts here
Hosted at Thoughtworks, Midtown!
RSVP for this event 

On May 1st at 7:00pm, Vivian’s R003(Data Science by R, intensive beginner level) class will be having their project demo day.
The demos will cover a broad range of topics, including Bloomberg financial index tree map, predicting rain down to minute and scrapping data from craigslist, etc.
RSVP for this event