At UCL CASA our main focus of research is cities and how, as a population we use our cities daily. My main interest is discovering and analysing the hidden city through our daily interactions on social media, blogs, and crowd sourcing data that’s not currently available. We recently held a 2 day conference at CASA (1 day of workshops and 1 day of talks) teaching attendees the skills and tools to visualise these types of datasets.
My workshop was all about Data Hacking and collecting real time data from Twitter. We had around 70 budding data scientists learning how to collect data from Twitter using Node.js and then visualising that data on Google Maps Engine. Here are the slides (and also embeded at the end of this post) from the event so that you can try it out yourself at home and get your hands dirty with some raw Twitter data.Read on →