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Low-code visual data exploration with NYC public data
Mar 12 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Have you ever felt trapped by only having a few chart types to choose from in your spreadsheets, and not having the time, budget, or experience to realize the visualization of your dreams?
In this session, you will learn to use free web-based and open source low-code tools from industry and academia. When these tools are combined, you’ll have a powerful toolkit be able to uncover and organize visual insights from relatable public NYC datasets in dozens of creative ways.
- If you pay taxes, you may be interested in how your dollars are spent in the Citywide Payroll.
- If you know someone who had a child in the past decade, you may be interested in NYC Baby Names.
- If you breathe, you may be interested in real-time air quality.
- If you eat out, you may be interested in Restaurant Inspections.
- If you go shopping, you may be interested in Legally Operating Businesses.
- If you have ever struggled to find outdoor public seating in the city to eat, you may be interested in POPs.
- Graphpad (Vega-Lite) and Excalidraw (Free and open source) plugins for Figjam (closed source, but has free plan)
- Rawgraphs (Free and open source)
- Voyager2 (Free and open source)
- Kepler.gl (Free and open source)
- Sanddance (Free and open source)
- Datasette (Free and open source)
For best results, please join the session from a computer. These tools will not work as well from a tablet or mobile phone.