Hacking trails and health data

The last two Saturdays I participated in “Hack for Change Albany” and “National Trails Day”.  Most people would consider trail work and computer programming to be very different, but both events were actually very similar in format.  Groups of volunteers got together for a common cause.  In each case we were loosely organized by a leader but also encouraged to self-manage.   We contributed the skills we had and learned new skills from others.  The week following “Hack for Change”, the FDA released OpenFDA.  Using the IPython notebooks we made at “Hack for Change”, as a reference I was able to explore this data a bit.   Pictures courtesy of Luis Ibanez and Jona Lee from her ZeeLemons blog.

Hacking health data…

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Hacking the forest…

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Health data before and after…

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The trail before and after…

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