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Hacks/Hackers PDX April Meetup

Hacks/Hackers PDX April Meetup

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014, 6:30 PM

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1120 Northwest Couch Street #320 Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

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• 6:30 - 7:00: Networking • 7:00 - 7:15: Ed Borasky will give a wrap-up of the most interesting projects shown at the NICAR 2014 conference in Baltimore. • 7:15 - 7:45: Catherine Nikolovski of Hack Oregon will talk about mining and visualizing the ORESTAR campaign finance database. She'll also talk about a new project called BallotPath, which will...

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• 6:30 - 7:00: Networking


• 7:00 - 7:15: Ed Borasky will give a wrap-up of the open source projects shown at the NICAR 2014 conference in Baltimore.


• 7:15 - 7:45: Catherine Nikolovski of Hack Oregon will talk about mining and visualizing the ORESTAR campaign finance database. She'll also talk about a new project called BallotPath, which will deliver a complete list of all elected officials, from school district up to Governor and Senator to a voter based on location.


• 7:45 - ??: Hands-on tool gathering. Bring your laptop, and an 8 GB or bigger USB stick (or writable DVD if you must). Ed will have copies of OSGeo Live, Tails and of course CompJournoStick.

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A Comprehensive Study of Content and Brand Visibility on Google+

A Comprehensive Study of Content and Brand Visibility on Google+ | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
A detailed analysis of Google+ platform with case studies, actionable tips, statistics and a visual guide to little-known features.
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Amazon.com: How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching eBook: Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha C. Lovett, Marie K. Norman, Richard E. Mayer...

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching - Kindle edition by Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha C. Lovett, Marie K. Norman, Richard E. Mayer. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.
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8 Web #Tools for Finding and Creating Data Visualizations | #dataviz #cartography

8 Web #Tools for Finding and Creating Data Visualizations | #dataviz #cartography | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it

Via luiy, Una Sinnott
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Introducing Landline and Stateline - Features - Source: An OpenNews project

Introducing Landline and Stateline - Features - Source: An OpenNews project | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Source - Journalism Code, Context & Community
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Fact-checking journalism gains momentum - DigitalJournal.com

Fact-checking journalism gains momentum - DigitalJournal.com | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Fact-checking journalism gains momentum
DigitalJournal.com
Journalists have always faced up to facts, but a new wave of fact-checking journalism has gained prominence in the past decade to counter misleading or outrageous claims of political figures.

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Luces y sombras de la comprobación factual. 59 plataformas en todo el mundo ¿Alguna en España?

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Roctopress: Configure Your Octopress Blog for R - A Statistics Blog

Roctopress: Configure Your Octopress Blog for R - A Statistics Blog | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Introduction Directory House-Keeping From R Markdown to Markdown From R Markdown to HTML Considerations of Style Producing a Post Creating a Topics …
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Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, and L.A.

Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, and L.A. | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it

New animations show centuries of expansion in three global cities. (Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, and L.A.


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New York crime rates

New York crime rates | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
While browsing through different sites, I randomly cam across the ominous-sounding disaster center website.
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Restaurant Inspection Results

Restaurant Inspection Results | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Living in NYC is not good for one’s cooking skills. There are just too many mouth-watering options out there that always convince me to eat out rather that stay in line for two hours at Trader Joe’s.
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President Approval Ratings from Roosevelt to Obama

President Approval Ratings from Roosevelt to Obama | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
I have been watching the awesome Netflix show “House of Cards” and been fascinated by the devious schemes that Underwood is constantly plotting.
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Dynamic arrays in R, Python and Julia

Dynamic arrays in R, Python and Julia | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Although I have a heavy background in statistics (and therefore am primarily an R user), I find that my overall knowledge in computer science is generally lacking.
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Introducing PredictionIO

Introducing PredictionIO | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
PredictionIO is an open source machine learning server for software developers to create predictive features, such as personalization, recommendation and content discovery. Building a production-grade ...
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Responsive Design (Game Programming)

Responsive Design (Game Programming) | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
One of the many reasons I like to write about game programming as well as other people's games is that often a game I review inspires me to dig deeper into game programming issues for Firefox OS.
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Reproducible Journalism for Firefox Phones

Reproducible Journalism for Firefox Phones | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
The conference for open source citizens
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Learn To Teach Programming – Software Carpentry | Lukas Blakk

Learn To Teach Programming – Software Carpentry | Lukas Blakk | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
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GitBook

Build beautiful programming books and exercises using GitHub/Git and Markdown.
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What We Learned from the First-Ever OpenNews Code Convening

What We Learned from the First-Ever OpenNews Code Convening | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
By Ryan Pitts, Dan Sinker When we talk with newsrooms about open-sourcing their work, often the response we get is that they’d love to, but deadline pressures keep the last-mile work and documentation that signifies a good open-source...
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Pym.js: Embed iframes responsively

RT @brianboyer: So geeked to properly open-source our responsive iframes code, now known as pym.js: http://t.co/YtGRro38g5 Thanks @opennews…
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Data journalism site InfoAmazonia will add ground reporting to its environmental coverage

Data journalism site InfoAmazonia will add ground reporting to its environmental coverage | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Flickr user Zach Lee. The following is crossposted from ijnet.org. Environmental news site InfoAmazonia, which pioneered using satellite ...
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Media tackle the weird oceanographics of El Niño as NOAA sees odds rising that it'll be here this year

Media tackle the weird oceanographics of El Niño as NOAA sees odds rising that it'll be here this year | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
El Niño is a universal solvent in popular discussion of weather.
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World tourism and country expenditure

World tourism and country expenditure | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
I’ve recently come across the https://www.undata-api.org/ website, which makes available all the great data that has been gathered by the UN.
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Mapping the taste profile of Scottish whishkeys

Mapping the taste profile of Scottish whishkeys | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Recently, I came across this interesting blog post http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2013/12/k-means-clustering-86-single-malt-scotch-whiskies.html by the Revolutions blog poster Luba Gloukhov.
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Which states are the most concerned by gun crime?

Which states are the most concerned by gun crime? | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
I recently discovered the Capitol Words API and have had some fun playing around with it.
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Using APIs in Python: a quick example

Using APIs in Python: a quick example | Frontiers of Journalism | Scoop.it
Python has an extremely intuitive and straightforward way of dealing with APIs, and makes it simple for people like you or me to access and retrieve information from databases.
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