Workshop to teach accessing city data
Information junkies and anyone who wants to learn about the city’s open data portal are invited to register for the second annual Open Data Day.
Attendees can learn to use online applications to find numbers on potholes and code violations, as well as information on planning permits, business licenses and neighborhood police activity. There will be hands-on learning activities, including data scavenger hunts.
The event will take place 9 a.m.-noon March 2 at the Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 W. 12th St., between South Oak and South Pine streets.
Participants are asked to take a laptop or tablet. The event is free, but seating is limited. Registration is available at https://www. eventbrite.com/o/city-managers-office-16761978220.
“It is an opportunity to reach more of our community and teach them about the information resources they have available and potentially build new, innovative solutions to issues in our city using open data,” Melissa Bridges, the city’s performance and innovation coordinator, said in a news release.