Cville Open Data Bootcamp

July 17, 2017


September 22, 2017 – sign up here!


CitySpace (address)


Data Science Institute (UVA), Smart Cville, and the City of Charlottesville are hosting an interactive open data bootcamp. This will be a hands-on workshop that will…

  • introduce attendees to the city’s new open data portal
  • connect data enthusiasts and citizens
  • give time to build/prototype visualizations and apps that could improve our community alongside experts.

Featured speaker:

Andrew Turner (@ajturner), Director and CTO of the Esri R&D Center

Sign up!

Registrant email #3 (with great info)

2:00 – Open Data Inspiration – success stories, Jessica Otey, Charlottesville Women in Tech
2:30 – Intro to the Open Data Portal, Mark Simpson, City of Charlottesville
3:00 – Building maps with ESRI, Doug Caldwell, former chair U.S. Board on Geographic Names
3:30 – Exploratory Data Analysis, Nikhil Bhaip, ODAG/UVA
4:00 – APIs and the Portal, Sean Harvey, WillowTree


Technologists, thoughtful citizens, data scientists, programmers, journalists, YOU

Code for America has developed an anti-harassment policy for this related events. We intend to use it as a guide to ensure our event remains positive, welcoming, and accepting.


This summer the city launched its open data portal. This event is intended to bring together people new to open data and experts in order to discuss how to best utilize the new tool. If you’re new to open data but open and excited to learn new technologies, we’ll have programming to help. If you’re experienced with this sort of thing, we’ll connect you with others and give you time to start building something cool!


1:00-1:05 Welcome
1:05-1:20 Andrew Turner, Director and CTO of the Esri R&D Center
1:20-1:30 City of Charlottesville staff
1:30-1:45 Interest matching/speed dating
1:45-4:30 Hacky Hour – work, collaborate, discuss!
4:30-5:00 Gallery walk – share idea and progress

Presenting sponsors:


Event Sponsor:

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