Thanks to the brilliant minds at Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications, I spent my Saturday learning how to find, mine and use open data to investigate trends and write exclusive stories. Lead by William Wolfe-Wylie and Danielle Webb, a group of about 15 of us also learned how to use My Maps, Fusion Tables, HTML and CSS to display our found information in beautiful interactives.
Here’s a map I made during the workshop. Unfortunately because I use WordPress.com, I can’t embed it here but once I make the move to WordPress.org, I’ll update it (that’s right, there’s a move to WordPress.org in my future).
The day was jam packed but well worth the brain melt (which we cured in true WLUSP fashion with post-workshop beers at Ethel’s). I can’t wait to use what I learned to make interactive maps for Live Local KW. I have a really good feeling about Live Local KW this year and I want you to be a part of it too. Have any ideas? Let’s get together!