Qualitative change in formats of datasets with statistical data by neighbourhood published in the Open Data BCN portal
During the next few months, there will be a change that will gradually affect datasets which contain statistical data of Demography and Habitat, published in the Open Data BCN portal. This information, now in WIDE format due to the data origins, will be available in LONG format, meaning the information now given in different datasets will be presented, in some cases, in one only dataset. The format will be csv at all times.
We are celebrating: the new Open Data BCN portal reaches its first year.
Open Data BCN is a key piece in the Barcelona Digital City strategy and it is integrated within the new Data Analytics Office, created recently, which has the goal to improve and coordinate the ethical and responsible management of the data inside the Barcelona City Hall starting from three lines of work: data gathering and storage, analytics, machine learning and predictions and finally, data sharing and communication. Barcelona wants to make data a common good, a city infrastructure controlled by citizens and open to local entrepreneurs.
Featured Barcelona Open Data Challenge
Last Friday, 15th of June, the winning team along with their professors and the rest of their class from the Ferran Tallada Institute, enjoyed the prize of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge.
It was about a guided tour with the Media-TIC building, the axis of the economic strategy and innovation in Barcelona, Following a walkthrough through different corporations of the technological sector and a custom workshop of data analysis.
The students and their professors could acknowledge the corporations within the Media-TIC building from the hands of their founders and employees.
The second part of the activity consisted in a workshop about data analysis, executed by the Dr. Oleguer Sagarra (cofounder of Dribia) with practical examples of projects of data science.
All who took part in this experience deemed it very positive.
The Fàbrica de Creació Fabra i Coats has hosted today, May 3, 2018, the awards of the Barcelona Open Data Challenge with more than 300 assistants among young students, teachers and staff from other institutions and entities related to the data.
This event has been the closing act of the first edition of this educational project that, as a pilot project and for the first time, aims to promote the knowledge and use of the open data published in the Open Data BCN portal in the educational centers of the city.
The winner of this edition has been the project presented by the Institut Ferran Tallada, called 'Social cohesion goes through neighborhoods', an analysis based on social cohesion indexes (ICS) to measure and compare the inequalities of the city's districts. Information here.