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Weekly Civic Hack Night with Data Science Workshop

NOTE: Hack Night will be at the Microsoft Reactor this week!

We are organizing a workshop this week for those of you who are interested in learning Data Science and working with San Francisco Open Data. For those of you who want to come and hack away at regular projects, you are welcome to do so.

Sameer Farooqui from Databricks will present a hands-on workshop on how to use Apache Spark to analyze SF OpenData datasets. The workshop will focus on how to use Spark SQL and DataFrames to retrieve insights and visualizations from the data. The demos and labs are targeted for an audience with some general programming or sql query experience, but little to no experience with Spark. The workshop is broken into two sections, 45 mins each. The first section contains theory, lecture and live demos while the second section encourages you to use the data hands on in lab exercises.

Each participant will receive a free login to Databricks Community Edition (w/ unlimited usage of a 6 GB Spark Cluster in Amazon's Cloud). You should bring a laptop with Chrome or Firefox installed. No additional software other than a browser is required.


6:30p doors open, socialize and eat dinner

6:45p welcome remarks

7:00p workshop starts OR you can hack with your team OR new member orientation

8:00-8:15p workshop breaks

8:15-9:00p workshop resumes

9:30p doors close and lights out. 

Interested in helping San Francisco? You have found the right place! 

Join neighbors, government employees, designers, coders, students and more! Our weekly hack night is focused on civic tech and making government services better in San Francisco. We hack/build and learn together every Wednesday evening.

• Contribute to the betterment of San Francisco

• Build your own portfolio of work or work on someone else's cool project

• Meet new (and different!) people

Interested in our current projects?

Project Teams

Hacking with CivicMakers, WeVote, OpenReferral, Data Science Team, Adopt-A-Drain, and many more.

Check out our website. Read/contribute to our code. Communicate via our slack team (or IRC Freenode #sfbrigade). 

If you have questions, please reach out over Slack, contact the organizers via meetup, or drop by on Wednesday evening.

6:30 PM, Wednesday, July 6, 2016