Tallers Big Data Week

16:0020:00 h
Venue: CCCB
Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona
Price: Free event

During the days previous to the hackathon, teaching sessions will offer an introduction to different tools for working with data, both for data preparation and for processing and presentation. Over the course of these workshops, practical exercises will be carried out with OpenRefine (data clean-up and wrangling), Google Spreadsheets (graphs and dynamic tables), and CartoDB (maps); at the same time workshop participants will be taught how to access the open data available (opendata.bcn, the Catalan Government’s Open Data, cartoBCN, etc..) and their different formats.

1. To become familiarised with the most common tools in data processing, without the need for programming knowledge.

2. To introduce participants to the knowledge of some of the most relevant datasets for the thematic lines of the Hackathon.

Day 1 of the workshop (6 May) will offer an explanation of:

1. The sources of open data that we have and the services available to us to access them (opendata.bcn, Dades Obertes de la Generalitat, cartoBCN, etc.)

2. Formats, clean-up and preparation of data with OpenRefine

Day 2 of the workshop (7 May), will offer an explanation of:

1. Dynamic tables for data transformation and data visualisation with Google Spreadsheets, with practical examples.
2. Maps with CartoDB, with a practical example.

It is important to highlight that the workshops are 100% geared to practical work and each person attending must bring their own laptop computer.

The workshops also include teaching material in PDF format and cheat sheets for fast reference to each teaching block, in order to facilitate subsequent work with the tools at the Hackathon.

The workshops will be offered in Spanish.

Tallers Big Data Week