As an official partner of NYC Open Data WeekDatavized Technologies is hosting a half-day, hands-on workshop on how to use NYC Open Data with Datavized easy to use software tools, Geometric and TwoTone. Participants will learn how to use Geometric to turn NYC Open Data into fully immersive 3D experiences that work on web browsers and in virtual reality and also TwoTone, a free and open-source web app that turns data into music, imagined and developed by Datavized Technologies with the support of Google News Initiative (launching March 5, 2019).

Easily build and share immersive 3D virtual reality experiences in minutes without coding using Geometric. Participants will use the Geometric dashboard tool and learn the fundamentals of immersive data visualization, how to prepare and clean location data sets, import and map geospatial data to a 3D globe for a 360° view of trends and insights, and customize a 3D project for presentation on the web and in virtual reality and mixed reality headsets.

Datavized, with the support of Google News Initiative, has developed TwoTone, a new free and open-source web-based tool for turning data into music. Learn how to import an Excel or CSV data set and sonify the data, as a way to understand the data by hearing, or simply as a way to use data to make music for creative projects. Participants will learn how to use both data tools with NYC Open Data and create and share their projects online. Datavized will show examples of projects made with the tools using data from the NYC Open Data portal and several other open data sites, including examples from City data partners. Everyone will have access to the free tools and tutorials online. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop, tablet, and/or smartphone in order to fully participate.

Space is limited. Register early to reserve your seat. This event is free and open to the public. Register today via Eventbrite.

Datavized Geometric

Learn how to easily build and share immersive 3D experiences in minutes without coding using Geometric, a new web-based software tool by Datavized Technologies. In this workshop participants will use the Geometric dashboard tool and learn the fundamentals of immersive data visualization, how to prepare and clean location data sets, import and map geospatial data to a 3D globe for a 360° view of trends and insights, and customize a 3D project for presentation on the web and in virtual reality or mixed reality headsets. To celebrate Open Data Week, this workshop will show examples of immersive data visualization using data from the NYC Open Data site and several other open data sites. Each workshop participant will have access to a free Geometric Public account.

Datavized TwoTone

Datavized, with the support of Google News Initiative, has developed TwoTone – a free and open-source web-based tool for turning data into music. Turning data into sound has advantages. Just like in the cinema, sound adds another layer to understanding. It also has potential uses for people who are visually impaired. TwoTone is a fun and intuitive way to make your own compositions, without any prior musical or technical knowledge. In this Workshop participants will learn how to use the tool, sonify NYC Open Data, and share their projects online. Select projects will be featured on the TwoTone website (launching March 5, 2019).

Agenda

1:00 PM: Datavized Team Welcome & Introductions

1:30 PM: Workshop #1 – Learn to use NYC Open Data to build Immersive WebXR Visualizations with Geometric

2:00 PM: Build & Share / Visualization Challenge

2:30 PM: Workshop #2 – Learn to use NYC Open Data to turn data into music with TwoTone

3:00 PM: Build & Share / Sonification Challenge

3:30 PM Show & Tell / Demos

4:00 PM Networking

5:00 PM Wrap!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Identification is required for access to the event. Only registered participants will be included on the Event List. Check-in with a valid form of ID is required at Security front-desk.

What can I bring into the event?

We encourage attendees to bring a laptop, tablet and/or smartphone in order to fully participate. Sample NYC Open Data sets will be provided with the tutorials but we recommend bringing datasets you’d like to experiment with for the challenge. Access to Datavized Geometric and TwoTone are free and will be available online.

How do I register?

Officially register your seat officially through the Evenbrite event listing:
http://bit.ly/datavized-opendataweek2019

About the Organizers:
Datavized Technologies, Inc. is a software company based in NYC specialized in data-driven products and services, custom tools and 3D experiences for the mobile web. Datavized develops 100% web-based tools that enable individuals and businesses to effortlessly create and distribute compelling digital content. The company’s suite of products include immersive audio and visual applications that work cross-browser and cross-platform, including desktop, mobile, tablet and with virtual and mixed reality headsets. https://datavized.com

NYC Open Data is the City’s free public data program – providing access to more than 2,000 datasets published by various City agencies. Open Data Week is organized and produced by the NYC Open Data Program and BetaNYC. This week long event series takes place annually during the first week of March to celebrate New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed into law on March 7, 2012, and International Open Data Day which is typically the first Saturday in March. https://www.open-data.nyc/