Date(s) - 2015/08/16
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
I’ll be doing a special screenshare with comments and drawings.
- This is a super-newbie screenshare on how to set up a node.js command-line tool to parse data on domestic violence in Oakland using Open Data.
- We’ll be going over basic node concepts, parsing JSON
- Best of all, by the end everyone will hopefully understand how to avoid grunt work and copy and paste in Excel. Too many smart women with potential are trapped in dead end pink collar clerical, accounting and marketing jobs even though they are probably smart enough to learn to code and make the world a better place.
- women tend to do a lot of clerical grunt work instead of having fun and being creators so this will hopefully tip the balance!
Women Who Code Oakland Node.js Tutorial
This is a basic tutorial on Node.js using the command line. Benefits:
- You can make a basic “networked” app
- You can avoid doing clerical gruntwork and using horrible Excel Macros
Women dominate clerical, lower-paid clerical jobs like entry level accounting and secretarial work or lower-level marketing positions. They live their lives in Excel sheets. Enabling them to learn basic coding and taking advantage of their intelligence and potential will help make the world a better place.
- Open Data Stack Exchange: What Data on Violence Against Women in the US is available?
- How Little Data we Have About Domestic Violence (Socrata)
- How Better Data Can Reduce Domestic Violence
- World Bank Domestic Violence Data Set by Region/Country