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DataMeet-Up in Delhi, Friday 12th April

With the recently held Open Data Camp 2013 in Bangalore and the upcoming #12thPlan hackathon being organised by Planning Commission et al, the time seems right to organise a gathering of data enthusiasts in Delhi.

The DataMeet gatherings started in Bangalore in mid-2011 initially as periodic meet-ups, which slowly became a wider loose network of data enthusiasts in Bangalore and elsewhere, eventually leading up to Open Data Camps and data visualisation workshops.

Please let me invite you to a DataMeet gathering to be held in Sarai, CSDS, Civil Lines, Delhi on Friday, 12th April at 5 pm. The purpose of this gathering is to meet fellow (government and non-government) data enthusiasts in Delhi, share challenges and opportunities, and beginning discussions around future projects and initiatives. We hope to have a good mix of researchers, programmers, activists and advocates.

RSVP: If you are joining us for the DataMeet-Up, please let us know at mail[at]ajantriks.net.

Location: The map below shows the location of Sarai. The closest metro station is Civil Lines (on the Yellow Line), located at the other end of the Underhill Road. Let us know if you need any further details regrading reaching CSDS or other things.

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Sarai, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi 28.678258, 77.218137 Sarai Centre for the Study of Developing Societies #29 Rajpur Road

PIN code mapping

Where: Skype ID: datameet

Agenda:

Summary:

  • We’ll go for bulk geo-coding as opposed to crowd-sourcing
  • We’ll bulk source addresses. Please add any other sources you can think of
  • The Postal College’s list of post offices
  • Branch lists from banks such as SBI, or organisations like BSNL
  • Telephone directories
  • We’ll run them through Yahoo’s Placefinder, which is liberal in API limits and in licensing
  • We’ll create Voronoi treemaps out of those (ideally as OpenStreetMap XML files)

Linked mentioned during the meet:

Text & Geo processing

Where: Skype ID: datameet

Agenda:

  • Introductions [everyone, 10 seconds each]
  • Discussion on the most interesting visualisation you’ve seen recently
  • Discussion on any sources of data you’ve come across
  •  Recording of the talk is available

Linked mentioned during the meet:

Quote of the call: “this call started with no agenda, but ended with quite hands full. happy. nothing more to add” — Balaganesh

R, Processing, Protovis

Where: Skype ID: datameet

Agenda:

  • Introductions [everyone, 10 seconds each]
  • Joining the mailing list, and sharing articles related to data science via RSS [Thej, 3 min]
  • Splitting up sections on the “Wiki” between ourselves to populate content [Manu, 3 min]
  • Adding to the directory and data store [An        and, 2 min]
  • Talks [The links have audio]:
  • Learning R [Anand]
  • Processing & Protovis [Arun & Venkat]
  • Indian budget visualisation [All, 5 min]
  • Taking the physical community forward [Bala, 2 min]

Links mentioned during the meet: