Pondering Public Police Data With Python

Many government agencies have made datasets publicly available on their Open Data Portals, but how do we make use of that data? This talk will demonstrate modern open source analytic methods on datasets from the San Francisco and Los Angeles Police Departments. We'll discuss the importance of data cleansing, code re-usability, and learning about the data you are working with. Python libraries will be used to cleanse data, standardize it, and provide visualizations of what the data represents. A GitHub repository will also be available to clone or download, giving you the chance to build on provided code.

Room 101
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00