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Sep. 26, 2017 12:43 pm

Data visualization took center stage at Delaware’s National Day of Civic Hacking event

Open Data Delaware's Sept. 23 workshop took on a crucial element of making data sing.

Attendees of Delaware's National Day of Civic Hacking event.

(Photo via Twitter)

Open Data Delaware’s weekly Code & Coffee, held Saturday mornings at Brandywine Hundred Library, took on a special project for the Sept. 23 National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH): The group took the library’s own open data and used it to learn data visualization.

Data visualization is, simply put, data that is made legible in visual formats. Charts, graphs and especially maps are crucial to civic tech, where raw data needs to be made accessible to the community.

Interested in learning how to do it? Ryan Harrington, Code & Coffee organizer, shared a detailed breakdown of what they learned Saturday on his blog.

The next Code & Coffee is this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the regular spot. The free workshops are open to all skill levels — bring your own device and a breakfast item to share.

You can RSVP below.

Code & Coffee

Saturday, Sep 9, 2017, 10:00 AM

Brandywine Hundred Library
1300 Foulk Rd Wilmington, DE

24 Data Ninjas Went

Looking to get started on an open data project?  Do you have an idea, but don’t quite know where to start?  Do you want to meet people and learn some new skills?It doesn’t matter your skill level or skill set, everyone is welcome.Our Code and Coffees are the perfect time to be creative, brush up on skills, and meet new people. You can be a commun…

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Holly Quinn

Holly Quinn is Technically Media’s Lead Reporter for Delaware. A Wilmington native and AIHS grad, she attended Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, back when it was located on an old estate in Elkins Park (not to date herself). When she’s not covering tech in DE, she writes reviews of local theater for the paper.

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