But Look at the Numbers: Using Public Data to Highlight Systemic Problems June 2021
This talk explores the process of looking at public data made by the San Diego Police department and other public sources that show an obvious story of systemic issues in searches, stops, and sadly police involved shootings.
Telling The Server User Story Through The Elastic Stack March 2021
Elastic has an ecosystem of products that to tell a story around both internal and external data. Companies use the Elastic Stack to gain insight on websites, businesses, and products. Diversityorgs.tech allows guests to search for diversity-focused orgs in their area. We’ll look at web traffic and examine trends in orgs searched. I'll explain ingesting that data from NGINX logs using Beats. We’ll look at analytics from Elastic App Search and visualize this information with Kibana. Finally, we'll use that information to implement a new feature giving people requests based on their perceived area, ALL WHILE REQUIRING NO COOKIES OR TRACKING FROM OUR USERS.
Enhancing Civics Data with Elasticsearch, pandas and Eland Feb 2021
Many cities in the United States provide data as a part of the oversight initiatives and federal compliance. However, datasets often present information in incomplete or hard-to-compare formats.
This talk will break down how to compile data from the San Diego Police Department into pandas dataframes and use geopandas, eland, and Elasticsearch to enrich the data with approximate GeoPoints so that it can be visualized in Kibana or a public plotting platform.
Reinvent the Wheel (But Add Spikes to It) Feb 2020
In my quest to grow as a python developer I learned a lot from reinventing the wheel. While I don't think you should use your wheel prototypes in production, I do think that a lot can be learned from reinventing the wheel.