BmoreTech Meetup: Data Viz
Venue: Emerging Technologies Center
Join us at the inaugural BmoreTech Meetup at the Emerging Technologies Center during Baltimore Innovation Week.
BmoreTech Meetup is a fast-paced evening demo event that explores how the local tech community is impacting job growth/rention, digital access/education, and government/policy reform in Baltimore. At this event, we’ll have special guests who will be sharing data visualization projects they are working on in Baltimore, for Baltimore.
After the event, we’ll have beer for attendees.
Colin Drane, SpotCrime: Serial entrepreneur who founded the Baltimore based SpotCrime in 2007, Colin Drane now runs the most visited public crime map in the US reaching over 5 million people monthly. After a brief stint in the infomercial industry, Colin took an interest in crime mapping because of Baltimore’s distinction of being one of the most violent cities in the US. Starting with CrimeBaltimore.com, Colin then decided to map the entire US and created the SpotCrime brand helping to push government transparency by encouraging police departments around the country to openly release their crime data.
Shea Frederick, Open Data hacker: Frederick has been an active part of Baltimore and Maryland’s open government community, having consulted with the State of Maryland on Open Data, and having given several talks about Baltimore Open Data portal. Frederick began his career in web development before the term ‘Web Application’ was commonplace. By the late 1990s, he was developing web applications for Tower Records that combined the call center interface with inventory and fulfillment. Since then, Shea has worked as a developer for several companies – building and implementing various commerce solutions, content management systems, and lead tracking programs.
Third speaker TBD: We’re looking for someone to show-off their local data visualizations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org