Workshops, Webinars, and Hackathons


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Workshops, Webinars, and Hackathons


Workshops  Webinars  and Hackathons



CartoDB is constantly engaging with and supporting our community of mappers  developers  open data champions  development practitioners  students  educators  journalists  and innovative companies. We offer workshops and webinars to organizations  companies  and groups who want to learn how to harness the power of data by mastering our mapping platform.

In the past couple months we have given workshops to a diverse range of mappers  from Columbia University students  designers  architects  journalists at the Wall Street Journal  and Code For Newark (CFN). Recently  CartoDB sponsored The Staten Island Bus Hackathon  organized by the NYU Rudin Center  TransitCenter  and the MTA  as well as the HackNewark Hackathon. The results have been exceptionally positive!

To further foster CFN’s development and coding skills  CartoDB conducted a ground-up workshop covering the basic skills necessary to add a mapping component to an app the team was developing. Shortly after  CartoDB sponsored the HackNewark Hackathon held at Newark City Hall in New Jersey. Three teams participated in the hackathon and were given the challenge of addressing a social issue in Newark through the creation of an app.  

Code for Newark created Newark Thrives!  an app which connects parents and their children to youth programs in their community. The app allows the user to filter programs by area of focus and also provides transportation information and other important location specific data. Ivan Quan  of Newark Thrives!  recently described his experience with CFN and leveraging technology to create change in his community.




“We all started participating in Code for Newark hack nights around the same time with very little experience in programming. Together we're a cohort of average citizens. It's really amazing nowadays the access we have to open source tools that can be customized to fit the needs of a local community. For us  this is proof that ordinary people can be a part of something that can directly improve the outcomes of their neighbors' lives. This wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for the collaborative environment that Code for Newark offers. For us  this is just the beginning!”

CartoDB and our Community team is eager to teach our software to many more groups  companies  government agencies  and organizations  no matter where you are in the world. Please contact Tyler Bird and Santiago Giraldo to inquire about requesting  planning or teaming up on a workshop  webinar  or hackathon!

Alternatively  if you think you already have the skills needed to start carrying out insightful and impactful mapping projects  but need some additional support  please see our Grants for Good Program!

Happy Data Mapping!