In case it breaks again, we have here a back up of http://bit.ly/occupyhackathon
March 23-24-25, 2012
Hackathon I (reviews, summaries, showcases of work by R-Shief Labs, by OccupyResearch, by Fast Company, by Utrecht University) brought you visualizations of 13 million occupy tweets. People participated from Utrech, LA, Boston, NY, and Spain. [can someone make a Pinterest, or slide deck, or something with links to all these examples? More here: ]
Hackathon II builds on the demos and tools from the first and turns our collaborative energy on visualizing the 5000+ responses to the OccupyResearch General Demographics and Participation Survey (ORGS), R-Shief Twitter #occupy tags aggregating since September 2011, and Occupy Oakland Serves the People face to face survey of 81 participants, 236 online survey respondent. This event is not only for hackers or coders, but for anyone interested. Bring your ideas, skills, creativity, questions and critical perspectives as we explore occupy datasets using free and open source tools and software. We’ll make connections from one place to another – open to all participants! The model is for people to arrange local venues for f2f meetups, work locally, and share/collaborate real time via skype/chat/twitter/google docs and etherpads, etc. If you can’t make it to one of the physical locations, you can join in remotely.
Sign up here to RSVP to a particular location! Start your own location and add it to the list – we’ll do our best to keep the announcement updated with all locations!
- Cambridge, MA. MIT Media Lab.
Friday 23rd: 10am-9pm Room: CHANGE: E15-335 (this means Building E15, room 443 at the 4th floor)
Saturday 24th: 10am-9pm Room E14-240 (new Media Lab bldg)
BYOL (laptop) rsvp by adding your name here: http://bit.ly/occupydatavizmarchhackathon
- Los Angeles, CA. Institute for Multimedia Literacy (IML) at USC. Friday, March 23rd from 8:30am-10:50am in IML’s Green Lab (to have real-time conversation with the East coast and further East.) In the afternoon, we will schedule Google Hangouts. Saturday, March 24th in
- Green Lab from 9:00am to 5:00pm. IML is at 746 West Adams Blvd. 90089 (ample parking on Adams right outside). BYOL (laptop) rsvp by adding your name here: http://bit.ly/occupydatavizmarchhackathon.
- New York. The New School, hackathon hosted and outcomes showcased at the Aronson Gallery (on 5th Ave and 13th Street, NY) in conjunction with the exhibit #searchunderoccupy: http://searchunderoccupy.org, RSVP by adding your name here: http://goo.gl/7nm58 & http://bit.ly/occupydatavizmarchhackathon.
- Oakland, CA. Applied Research Center/Colorlines.com Conference Room (900 Alice Street, 3rd Rear Floor, bet. 9th and 10th, Oakland Chinatown; 2 blocks from Lake Merritt Bart, six blocks from Oscar Grant Plaza). BYOL (laptop). Saturday, March 26th from 10am to 6pm PST. RSVP by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org & http://bit.ly/occupydatavizmarchhackathon
- Washington, DC. Occupy DC Data Committee. New Organizing Institute (1850 M St. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC) Saturday March 24 and Sunday March 25. Email email@example.com for more info. Evenbrite event in Washington DC. List of project ideas.
Let us know and we’ll add your local details here!
Coordinate the activities through different locations with the schedule (click on tabs to see schedule by day): http://bit.ly/occupydatavizmarchhackathon [check different tabs]
These are the data sets we have available to work with. Add yours!
- Occupy Tweets: R-Shief has been collecting a number of #occupy tags since September 2011. CSVs of the collected data and R-Shief’s analytics are available for download here: http://twitterminer.r-shief.org/owscsv/
- #F29 Tweets Direct download file with occupy tweets February 29, 2012 http://www.r-shief.org/csv/shared/F29-raw.csv.gz
- OccupyResearch General Demographics and Participation Survey (ORGS): data set with more than 5,000 responses gathered from occupiers across the country and internationally; demographics, political participation, media use, open ended questions about motivations, and more. 1. Explanation of the methods and the dataset: Preliminary Findings: Occupy Research Demographic and Political Participation Survey 2. dataset: occupyresearch.net/archive/20130322_OR_data_download_clean7.csv 3. codebook: occupyresearch.net/archive/20120322_codebook.xls
- Occupy Oakland Serves the People: http://bit.ly/ooserves-results Face to face survey of 81 participants, 236 online survey respondents.
- Occupy Directory: http://directory.occupy.net The Directory is an open-source listing of all known Occupation sites maintained by the community. Data is available in CSV, RSS, json, Atom. More information: http://projects.occupy.net/projects/fga/wiki/Occupation_Directory [NOTE: this should be merged with the BEST spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0An-A-lITWCO8dHJjVlplQklhOWNxR1YzQmZXaWN3TkE#gid=0 ]
- Occupy Data datastore: The datastore contains links to data sets, raw CSV, and PDFs for datasets on occupy-related themes such as inequality, corruption, and the financial crisis: http://thedatahub.org/group/occupy
- Video – R-Sheif and LIPTV have created Occupy Video, a Vimeo Group. They have uploaded their video for others to use and mash up. Join and add your video.
- OccupyMap Reports – described as “real time reports from Occupy actions worldwide and help to create an archive of the moment-by-moment history of the Occupy movement.” http://map.occupy.net/reports
- OccupyWallSt.org User Locations: This is a spatial dataset of users who registered on OccupyWallSt.org and selected a location on the map. At approx 16,000 records – it represents location information for a small sample of registered users. The data is in shapefile format but can be easily converted to KML, GeoJSON, etc. OWSUserMap.shp
- *ADD your data
Questions to be explored in this second Occupy Hackathon include
- Understanding the occupy camps as spaces more or less utopian or egalitarian than the rest of social space. Specifically, the LA site will research questions about the amount of sexual assault that happened in Occupy camps, inspired partly by this article by Micha Cárdenas:
- A hackathon is a great space-moment to learn methods of data gathering from others (twitter). Let’s share different methods.
- We will use this hackathon to validate our techniques, open source model and upgrades to be added to our digital universe based Occupy Research and other sources that will support the creation of a movement in support of change for people of African Ancestry and the countries in which they live. The agency for this change in America is to be the Occupation of Black America [Launch - May 25th 2012] as part of the Friends of the African Union [FAU]. FAU will be conducting April 17th through the 24th a national vote for 4 delegates from the United States of America of African Ancestry. These 4 will be among the first representatives from the Americas to have a actual vote in a standing commission of the African Union, ever. The FAU stood up operations on MLK Day 2012 with members from the occupation of Cincinnati and the South Fairmount Community Council along with their private sector partners, as we prepared to erase the Digital divide throughout the county as part of our multi billion dollar proposal for change. During this hackathon we will use real city data drawn on the planning department of the city of Cincinnati. These will be adjusted based on the Research of the Occupation[s] and the plans of the people of South Fairmount through a partnership between the South Fairmount Sustains and the first Occupation of Black America which is to be in South Fairmount. South Fairmount, in Cincinnati is to be the worldwide headquarters of FAU’s Schools, Infrastructure and Manufacturing Divisions.
- To understand the link between austerity measures and the social services provided by Occupy. So, for example, if there have been cuts in Medicaid or library hours, have Occupy participants been relying on the services provided by Occupy? This is a question that we’re interested in exploring in Oakland, given the devastating budget cuts that have shredded our city’s safety net (see January 28 Fact Sheet). This is also a political argument that we’d like to support with data, given that Occupy Oakland has been portrayed as illegitimate by city officials and a public danger. We want to show that we’ve been filling the gap left by state and capital.
- Add your questions here! New ones or based on results from the last hackathon.
[put here where you are announcing the event]
- Post in OccupyResearch http://www.occupyresearch.net/2012/03/05/occupydata-hackathon-ii/
- Posted to Occupy Design FB page http://www.facebook.com/OccupyDesign and will email our list about it
- Flyers for print. Every location: http://numeroteca.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/occupydata-2_fliers1.pdf
- Evenbrite event in Washington DC
- Occupy research holding nationwide Hackathons this weekend, one scheduled in Oakland | Oakland Local http://bit.ly/GKTd7b
More Notes and links
This page: http://bit.ly/occupyhackathon (qr code)
Live Chat: http://irc.lc/indymedia/occupydata
Schedule: http://bit.ly/occupydataschedule2 (make new sheets for m23 & m24)
Mailing list: Stay updated of the discussion of this group and sign up at the mailing list
http://groups.google.com/group/occupyresearch-data + http://groups.google.com/group/occupydata
Wiki: Check Data Mining and visualization in the wiki of Occupy Research
Live Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupyresearch
Boston: livestream channel http://www.livestream.com/occupydata
Graph-logo Hackathon 2: svg, pdf
Scraper wiki https://scraperwiki.com
Tools for visualization
Batchgeo http://batchgeo.com/ +mapping lists
Gephi http://gephi.org/ +network visualization
Google API: http://code.google.com/apis/chart/ (charts and gadgets)
Many Eyes http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/
Processing sketch online tool http://sketchpad.cc/ / http://sketchpad.cc/occupydata
Data Collective: https://datacollective.org/
Comprehensive List of Infographic/DataVis Tools & Data Sources: http://dailytekk.com/2012/02/27/over-100-incredible-infographic-tools-and-resources/
Live Graphs: R-Shief’s Twitterminer
The Noun Project: http://thenounproject.com/ (lots of cc/public domain svg icons)
http://occupydesign.org/misc/OccupyDesign.org_Toolkit.zip (includes infographic icons font and free Oswald font)
Sketches from boston location: http://www.occupyresearch.net/2012/03/23/occupydata-hackathon-2-brainstorm-sketches/