November 16, 2018

2018 MUSA Master Class Featuring James Cheshire

12 pm - 5 pm (webcast 1 pm - 3 pm)
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
Fisher Fine Arts Building, Room 401
220 S. 34th St.

The 2018 MUSA Master Class sponsored by Socrata is an opportunity for civic technologists and data scientists the world over to come together and learn from an expert in the field. This year's Master Class will be taught by Dr. James Cheshire from University College London. Dr. Cheshire has published multiple books on the intersection of cartography and the social sciences, and has extensive experience designing maps in R.

Guests can join the workshop in person at the University of Pennsylvania or through a live webcast. After registering, you will receive a webcast invitation as well as the R Markdown tutorial developed by Dr. Cheshire exclusively for this event. Participants should have some introductory R knowledge.

For those able to attend in person, lunch will be served from noon to 1pm. The webcast will begin promptly at 1pm and run until 3pm, during which time Dr. Cheshire will guide us through a data visualization workshop. Afterwards, participants will replicate the tutorial on datasets from across the Socrata network of open data sites, then share their work with the community on social media—hashtag #MusaMasterClass.

When registering, you will be prompted to specify whether you will be attending in person or through the webcast. Seating is limited, but there is no cap on web attendance.

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