Here are some (of the many) things that caught our attention last week:
“Analyzing 1.1 Billion NYC Taxi and Uber Trips, with a Vengeance” is a masterclass in hands-on reproducible analysis of open data by Todd Schneider who finds all sorts of interesting trends and patterns. Jake Vanderplas did a similar, smaller-scale, exercise in Seattle with data on bicycle commutes, again making all the data and methods openly available.
The Economist writes that “The open-data revolution has not lived up to expectations. But it is only getting started." It’s a good piece highlighting the progress that’s been made in the last 5 years and they speak to a number of leaders in the field who point to skills gaps, data quality and accessibility, and privacy being important issues to tackle.